How to format your references using the Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
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Sieradzki K (2011) Materials science. Potential solutions for creating responsive materials. Science 332:1158–1159
A journal article with 2 authors
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Chang JB, Ferrell JE Jr (2013) Mitotic trigger waves and the spatial coordination of the Xenopus cell cycle. Nature 500:603–607
A journal article with 3 authors
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Okuda S, Freinkman E, Kahne D (2012) Cytoplasmic ATP hydrolysis powers transport of lipopolysaccharide across the periplasm in E. coli. Science 338:1214–1217
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Henson SM, Costantino RF, Cushing JM, et al (2001) Lattice effects observed in chaotic dynamics of experimental populations. Science 294:602–605

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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da Silva LS, Simões R, Gervásio H (2014) Design of Steel Structures. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, D-69451 Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Abramovich D (2008) Enumerative Invariants in Algebraic Geometry and String Theory: Lectures given at the C.I.M.E. Summer School held in Cetraro, Italy June 6–11, 2005. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Friesen N, Jakob M, Kindermann J, et al (2014) The Dicode Data Mining Services. In: Karacapilidis N (ed) Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration and Decision Making: Research and practical applications in the Dicode project. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 89–118

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 Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics.

Blog post
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Andrews R (2016) Chimpanzees And Bonobos Had Two Major Flings In The Ancient Past. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/chimpanzees-bonobos-major-flings-ancient-past/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
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Government Accountability Office (1991) Social Security: Telephone Access to Local Field Offices. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Sidwell MD (2017) Indirect measures as predictors of social skills observed through means of direct observation. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University

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
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Otis J (2017) A Mother Struggles Alone to Keep Her Family United. New York Times A21

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 titleAnnals of Solid and Structural Mechanics
AbbreviationAnn. Solid Struct. Mech.
ISSN (print)1867-6936
ISSN (online)1867-6944
ScopeAerospace Engineering
Civil and Structural Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials

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