Biology Open Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Biology Open style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Biology Open 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 Biology Open.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Biology Open

Here’s an example book citation in Biology Open using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. Edition. Editor Last Name, E. F. N.(ed. City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Biology Open citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Biology Open looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Biology Open citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Biology Open format?

To write a research paper, you need to incorporate sources. This means that you have to know how to format the sources in your academic paper. To cite someone else’s paper in Biology Open in your research, follow these simple steps.

Here’s a Biology Open 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 Biology Open:
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 Biology Open style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in Biology Open

Here’s an Biology Open 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 Biology Open in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in Biology Open

Here’s a Biology Open citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000). Title. YouTube.
So how to cite a video Biology Open?
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 Biology Open referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in Biology Open

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 Biology Open.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title.
Podcast referencing example in Biology Open 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 Biology Open 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 Biology Open

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


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