Bioinformatics Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)

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How to do citations in Bioinformatics style?

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.

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How do you cite a book in the Bioinformatics referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Bioinformatics

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Bioinformatics citation:
Angelou,M. (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1st ed. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Bioinformatics looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Bioinformatics format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Bioinformatics citation format.

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)

How to cite a website in a paper in Bioinformatics style?

I found a useful website and want to cite information from it in my paper. How do I reference in Bioinformatics? Here’s a simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Bioinformatics example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author2 LastnameA.F. (2000) Title.
To reference the article located at this link:
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 in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in 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

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Bioinformatics

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?

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in Bioinformatics

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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