BioMed Central Referencing Guide
(updated Nov 2022)


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How to do citations in BioMed Central style?

This is the Citationsy guide to BioMed Central 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 BioMed Central.

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

To create a basic works-cited-list entry for a book in BioMed Central follow these simple steps

Here’s an example book citation in BioMed Central using placeholders:
1. Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City: Publisher; 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
BioMed Central citation:
1. Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st edition. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in BioMed Central looks like this: [1]


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How to reference a journal article in the BioMed Central citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in BioMed Central format?

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

Here’s a BioMed Central journal citation example using placeholders:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. 2000;Volume Issue:pages Used. doi:DOI.
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 BioMed Central:
1. Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. . 2007;18:161-72. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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How to cite a website in a paper in BioMed Central style?

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in BioMed Central to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an BioMed Central example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. . 2000. https://www.example.com. Accessed 27Nov.2022.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
1. Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. . 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 27Nov.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video BioMed Central in 2022

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

Here’s a BioMed Central citation YouTube video example:
1. ChannelName. Title. YouTube. 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 27Nov.2022.
So how to cite a video BioMed Central?
1. Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 27Nov.2022.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using BioMed Central 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 BioMed Central

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 BioMed Central.
1. Lastname F. Title. . 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 27Nov.2022.
Podcast referencing example in BioMed Central using “This American Life” episode 640:
1. This American Life. 640: Five Women. . 2018. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 27Nov.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in BioMed Central

An example song citation in BioMed Central.
1. Lastname F. Song Title. 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 27Nov.2022.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in BioMed Central:
1. The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 27Nov.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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