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]
Vaupel JW. Biodemography of human ageing. Nature. 2010;464:536–542.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Smyth MJ, Kershaw MH. Immunology. The adjuvant effects of antibodies. Science. 2011;333:944–945.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Imai T, Suzuki M, Sakano H. Odorant receptor-derived cAMP signals direct axonal targeting. Science. 2006;314:657–661.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Liu C, Yang XV, Wu J, et al. Oxysterols direct B-cell migration through EBI2. Nature. 2011;475:519–523.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Dye FJ. Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Camp O, Weippl E, Bidan C, et al., editors. Information Systems Security and Privacy: First International Conference, ICISSP 2015, Angers, France, February 9-11, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Ashar NG, Golwalkar KR. Innovations/Modifications in the technology for the manufacture of Sulphuric Acid. In: Golwalkar KR, editor. A Practical Guide to the Manufacture of Sulfuric Acid, Oleums, and Sulfonating Agents. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2013. p. 53–65.

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]
Fang J. Jumping Spiders See Reds Thanks to Sunglasses-Like Filter [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/jumping-spiders-see-reds-thanks-sunglasses-filter/.

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. Report of Withholding of Budget Authority Provided for Grants for the Education of Immigrant Children. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1984. Report No.: OGC-84-8. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Robertson O. Gender and Crew Resource Management: A Phenomenological Qualitative Study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 2014.

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]
Kenigsberg B. Review: ‘Dying to Know’ How to Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out. New York Times. 2016 Aug 25;C9.

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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