BMC Bioinformatics Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in BMC Bioinformatics style?

This is the Citationsy guide to BMC 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 BMC Bioinformatics.

cite BMC Bioinformatics  — Referencing Guide



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

A book citation in BMC Bioinformatics always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in BMC Bioinformatics 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:
BMC Bioinformatics 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 BMC Bioinformatics looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in BMC Bioinformatics format?

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

Here’s a BMC Bioinformatics 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 BMC Bioinformatics:
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]

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

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

Here’s an BMC Bioinformatics example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. . 2000. https://www.example.com. Accessed 3Oct.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 3Oct.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video BMC Bioinformatics in 2022

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

Here’s a BMC Bioinformatics citation YouTube video example:
1. ChannelName. Title. YouTube. 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 3Oct.2022.
So how to cite a video BMC Bioinformatics?
1. Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 3Oct.2022.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using BMC Bioinformatics referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in BMC 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 BMC Bioinformatics.
1. Lastname F. Title. . 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 3Oct.2022.
Podcast referencing example in BMC Bioinformatics using “This American Life” episode 640:
1. This American Life. 640: Five Women. . 2018. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 3Oct.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in BMC Bioinformatics

An example song citation in BMC Bioinformatics.
1. Lastname F. Song Title. 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 3Oct.2022.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in BMC Bioinformatics:
1. The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 3Oct.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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