How to format your references using the Advanced Composite Materials citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advanced Composite Materials. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
[1]
Mellars P. Going east: new genetic and archaeological perspectives on the modern human colonization of Eurasia. Science. 2006;313:796–800.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Kennedy D, Norman C. What don’t we know? Science. 2005;309:75.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bascompte J, Jordano P, Olesen JM. Asymmetric coevolutionary networks facilitate biodiversity maintenance. Science. 2006;312:431–433.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Türeci HE, Ge L, Rotter S, et al. Strong interactions in multimode random lasers. Science. 2008;320:643–646.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
[1]
Harris M. Inside the Crystal Ball. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Freund Y, Györfi L, Turán G, et al., editors. Algorithmic Learning Theory: 19th International Conference, ALT 2008, Budapest, Hungary, October 13-16, 2008. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Chauchefoin P, Sauvent A. Technological Rent: The Key for Water Services Regulation. In: Schneier-Madanes G, editor. Globalized Water: A Question of Governance. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. p. 63–75.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Advanced Composite Materials.

Blog post
[1]
Andrews R. Elon Musk Wants To Fix South Australia’s Energy Crisis In Just 100 Days [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/elon-musk-fix-south-australia-energy-crisis-100-days/.

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Health Care: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2017. Report No.: GAO-17-365. .

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Wilson BR. A correlational study: Parental involvement to student achievement in public education [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 2009.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
[1]
Brantley B. A Floury Farce Leavened With Kitchen-Sink Realism in a Poignant Look at Breadmakers. New York Times. 2016 May 2;C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvanced Composite Materials
AbbreviationAdv. Compos. Mater.
ISSN (print)0924-3046
ISSN (online)1568-5519
ScopeMechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
Ceramics and Composites

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