Current Biology Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Current Biology style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Current 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 Current Biology.

cite Current Biology  — Referencing Guide



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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Current Biology

Here’s an example book citation in Current Biology using placeholders:
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Last Name, F.N. (2000). Title Edition. E. F. N. Editor Last Name, ed. (City: Publisher).
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Current Biology citation:
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Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1st ed. (New York: Random House).
And an in-text citation book citation in Current Biology looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Current Biology format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Current Biology

Here’s a Current Biology journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F. (2000). Title. Container Volume, pages Used. Available at: URL [Accessed October 4, 2022].
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 Current Biology:
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Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 161-172. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008 [Accessed October 4, 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Current Biology style?

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in Current Biology, follow this simple guide

Here’s an Current Biology example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F. (2000). Title. Available at: https://www.example.com [Accessed October 4, 2022].
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran, M. (2008). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 [Accessed October 4, 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Current Biology in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Current Biology

Here’s a Current Biology citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName (2000). Title. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX [Accessed October 4, 2022].
So how to cite a video Current Biology?
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Pixar (2015). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ [Accessed October 4, 2022].
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Current Biology referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Current Biology

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 Current Biology.
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Lastname, F. (2000). Title. Available at: http://www.example.com [Accessed October 4, 2022].
Podcast referencing example in Current Biology using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life (2018). 640: Five Women. Available at: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women [Accessed October 4, 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in Current Biology

An example song citation in Current Biology.
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Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title Available at: http://www.example.com [Accessed October 4, 2022].
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Current Biology:
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The Beatles (1969). Here Comes the Sun Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 [Accessed October 4, 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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