How to format your references using the Journal of Thermal Biology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Thermal Biology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:


PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Vastag, B., 2008. Assembly work. Nature 453, 422–423.
A journal article with 2 authors
Flames, N., Hobert, O., 2009. Gene regulatory logic of dopamine neuron differentiation. Nature 458, 885–889.
A journal article with 3 authors
Orlitsky, A., Santhanam, N.P., Zhang, J., 2003. Always Good Turing: asymptotically optimal probability estimation. Science 302, 427–431.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chang, C.-I., Chelliah, Y., Borek, D., Mengin-Lecreulx, D., Deisenhofer, J., 2006. Structure of tracheal cytotoxin in complex with a heterodimeric pattern-recognition receptor. Science 311, 1761–1764.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Eligehausen, R., Mallée, R., Silva, J.F., 2012. Anchorage in Concrete Construction. Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Germany.
An edited book
Pfenning, F. (Ed.), 2007. Automated Deduction – CADE-21: 21st International Conference on Automated Deduction Bremen, Germany, July 17-20, 2007 Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Duan, H., 2011. Trust Building and Management for Online File Storage Service, in: Lee, C., Seigneur, J.-M., Park, J.J., Wagner, R.R. (Eds.), Secure and Trust Computing, Data Management, and Applications: STA 2011 Workshops: IWCS 2011 and STAVE 2011, Loutraki, Greece, June 28-30, 2011. Proceedings, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 31–40.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Journal of Thermal Biology.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. Why Does Hair Change Colour And Turn Grey? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-does-hair-change-colour-and-turn-grey/ (accessed 10.30.18).

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office, 1998. Public-Private Competitions: Access to Records Is Inhibiting Work on Congressional Mandates (No. T-NSIAD-98-111). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Zolfaghari, S.S., 2015. The relationship between folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 intakes and depression in women who use hormonal oral contraceptives (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Greenhouse, L., 2006. Justices Reaffirm Abortion Access For Emergencies. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Vastag, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Flames and Hobert, 2009; Vastag, 2008).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Flames and Hobert, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Chang et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Thermal Biology
AbbreviationJ. Therm. Biol.
ISSN (print)0306-4565
ScopeGeneral Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Biochemistry
Developmental Biology
Physiology

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