BMC Biology Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2024)


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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? (2024 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]


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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: