PLOS Computational Biology Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in PLOS Computational Biology style?

This is the Citationsy guide to PLOS Computational 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 PLOS Computational Biology.

cite PLOS Computational Biology  — Referencing Guide



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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in PLOS Computational Biology

Here’s an example book citation in PLOS Computational Biology using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. 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:
PLOS Computational Biology citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in PLOS Computational Biology looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in PLOS Computational 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 PLOS Computational Biology

Here’s a PLOS Computational Biology journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. 2000;Volume: 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 PLOS Computational Biology:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007;18: 161-172. 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 PLOS Computational 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 PLOS Computational Biology, follow this simple guide

Here’s an PLOS Computational Biology example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. In: [Internet]. Publisher; 1Jan.2000 [cited 6Jul.2022]. Available: https://www.example.com
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. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. In: [Internet]. The Guardian; 5Nov.2008 [cited 6Jul.2022]. Available: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video PLOS Computational 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 PLOS Computational Biology

Here’s a PLOS Computational Biology citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. In: YouTube [Internet]. 1Jan.2000 [cited 6Jul.2022]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video PLOS Computational Biology?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube [Internet]. 3Jun.2015 [cited 6Jul.2022]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using PLOS Computational Biology referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in PLOS Computational 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 PLOS Computational Biology.
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Lastname F. Title. Publisher; 2000. Available: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in PLOS Computational Biology using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio; 2018. Available: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in PLOS Computational Biology is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

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


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