Bioinformatics Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Bioinformatics citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Bioinformatics.

How do you cite a book in the Bioinformatics referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Bioinformatics using placeholders:
Last Name,F.N. (2000) Title Edition. Editor Last Name,E.F.N. (ed.) Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling,J.K. (1997) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation book citation in Bioinformatics looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Bioinformatics citation style?

Here’s a Bioinformatics journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author3 LastnameA.F. (2000) Title. Container, Volume, pages Used.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Bioinformatics:
Petit,C. and Sieffermann,J. (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

Citing a website in Bioinformatics reference style

Here’s an Bioinformatics example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author2 LastnameA.F. (2000) Title.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran,M. (2008) Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Bioinformatics

Here’s a Bioinformatics citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. YouTube.
So how to cite a video Bioinformatics?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Bioinformatics referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Bioinformatics.
Lastname,F. (2000) Title.
Podcast referencing example in Bioinformatics using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Bioinformatics referencing style?

An example song citation in Bioinformatics.
Lastname,F. (2000) Song Title.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Bioinformatics:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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