BMC Biology Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in BMC Biology style?

This is the Citationsy guide to BMC Biology 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 Biology.

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

A book citation in BMC Biology 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 Biology 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 Biology 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 Biology looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in BMC Biology format?

An BMC Biology citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a BMC Biology 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 Biology:
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 Biology style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in BMC Biology. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an BMC Biology example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. . 2000. https://www.example.com. Accessed 25Sep.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 25Sep.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video BMC Biology 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 BMC Biology

Here’s a BMC Biology citation YouTube video example:
1. ChannelName. Title. YouTube. 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 25Sep.2022.
So how to cite a video BMC Biology?
1. Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 25Sep.2022.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using BMC Biology referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in BMC Biology, all you need to do is the following

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 Biology.
1. Lastname F. Title. . 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 25Sep.2022.
Podcast referencing example in BMC Biology using “This American Life” episode 640:
1. This American Life. 640: Five Women. . 2018. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 25Sep.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in BMC Biology

An example song citation in BMC Biology.
1. Lastname F. Song Title. 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 25Sep.2022.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in BMC Biology:
1. The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 25Sep.2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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