How to format your references using the Applied Mechanics Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Applied Mechanics Reviews. 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
Smaglik, P., 2000, “And Sets up a Body to Oversee Trials,” Nature, 405(6787), p. 607.
A journal article with 2 authors
Smith, G., and Smolin, J. A., 2013, “An Exactly Solvable Model for Quantum Communications,” Nature, 504(7479), pp. 263–267.
A journal article with 3 authors
Maruyama, M., Lam, K. P., and Rajewsky, K., 2000, “Memory B-Cell Persistence Is Independent of Persisting Immunizing Antigen,” Nature, 407(6804), pp. 636–642.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Suslova, A., El-Atwani, O., Sagapuram, D., Harilal, S. S., and Hassanein, A., 2014, “Recrystallization and Grain Growth Induced by ELMs-like Transient Heat Loads in Deformed Tungsten Samples,” Sci. Rep., 4, p. 6845.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stacey, W. M., 2010, Fusion, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Chockler, H., and Hu, A. J., eds., 2009, Hardware and Software: Verification and Testing: 4th International Haifa Verification Conference, HVC 2008, Haifa, Israel, October 27-30, 2008. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Henning, M. A., and Yeo, A., 2013, “Total Domination and Minimum Degree,” Total Domination in Graphs, A. Yeo, ed., Springer, New York, NY, pp. 39–54.

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 Applied Mechanics Reviews.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2015, “Do You Have Aphantasia?,” IFLScience [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 30-Oct-2018].


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
Government Accountability Office, 1977, National School Lunch Program, 094675, 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
Salie, A., 2008, “Servant-Minded Leadership and Work Satisfaction in Islamic Organizations: A Correlational Mixed Study,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix.

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
Marx, L., 2015, “Going Into Marriage With Eyes Wide Open,” New York Times, p. ST17.

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 titleApplied Mechanics Reviews
AbbreviationAppl. Mech. Rev.
ISSN (print)0003-6900
ISSN (online)1088-8535
ScopeMechanical Engineering

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