BMC Psychology Referencing Guide
(updated May 2024)


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How to do citations in BMC Psychology style?

This is the Citationsy guide to BMC Psychology 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 Psychology.

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How do you cite a book in the BMC Psychology referencing style? (2024 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in BMC Psychology

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


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

How do you cite scientific papers in BMC Psychology format?

An BMC Psychology 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 Psychology 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 Psychology: