How to format your references using the New BIOTECHNOLOGY citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for New BIOTECHNOLOGY. 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
[1]
Bohman T. Mathematics. Emergence of connectivity in networks. Science 2009;323:1438–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Trent JM, Touchman JW. Cancer. The gene topography of cancer. Science 2007;318:1079–80.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Erol V, Ozaydin F, Altintas AA. Analysis of entanglement measures and LOCC maximized quantum Fisher information of general two qubit systems. Sci Rep 2014;4:5422.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
von Ahn L, Maurer B, McMillen C, Abraham D, Blum M. reCAPTCHA: human-based character recognition via Web security measures. Science 2008;321:1465–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Kapterev A. Presentation Secrets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
McCullough DR, Takatsuki S, Kaji K, editors. Sika Deer: Biology and Management of Native and Introduced Populations. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Gonçalves RC, Pereira J, Jiménez-Peris R. An RDMA Middleware for Asynchronous Multi-stage Shuffling in Analytical Processing. In: Jelasity M, Kalyvianaki E, editors. Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems: 16th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2016, Held as Part of the 11th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques, DisCoTec 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 6-9, 2016, Proceedings, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 61–74.

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 New BIOTECHNOLOGY.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti A. We Now Know Where Comet 67P Was Born. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/space/we-now-know-where-comet-67p-was-born/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Head Start: Further Development Could Allow Results of New Test to Be Used for Decision Making. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Greenhall JA. Elucidating mechanisms of accelerated neurological aging. Doctoral dissertation. University of California San Diego, 2008.

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
[1]
Saslow L. Proposed Island School Budgets: A Story of Trade-Offs. New York Times 2009:LI5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleNew BIOTECHNOLOGY
AbbreviationN. Biotechnol.
ISSN (print)1871-6784
ScopeBiotechnology
Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
General Medicine

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