BioMed Central Referencing Guide

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.

How do you cite a book in the BioMed Central referencing style?

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, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
1. Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st edition. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in BioMed Central looks like this: [1]

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

Here’s a BioMed Central journal citation example using placeholders:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container2000;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]

Citing a website in BioMed Central reference style

Here’s an BioMed Central example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. 2000. https://www.example.com. Accessed 20Sep.2019.
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 20Sep.2019.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video BioMed Central

Here’s a BioMed Central citation YouTube video example:
1. ChannelName. Title. YouTube2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 20Sep.2019.
So how to cite a video BioMed Central?
1. Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 20Sep.2019.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using BioMed Central 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 BioMed Central.
1. Lastname F. Title. 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 20Sep.2019.
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 20Sep.2019.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

An example song citation in BioMed Central.
1. Lastname F. Song Title. 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 20Sep.2019.
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 20Sep.2019.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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