How to format your references using the Cement and Concrete Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cement and Concrete Research. 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
S. Abraham, Climate. The Bush administration’s approach to climate change, Science. 305 (2004) 616–617.
A journal article with 2 authors
J. Flint, M. Munafò, Schizophrenia: genesis of a complex disease, Nature. 511 (2014) 412–413.
A journal article with 3 authors
C. Cabanes, A. Cazenave, C. Le Provost, Sea level rise during past 40 years determined from satellite and in situ observations, Science. 294 (2001) 840–842.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
G. Seisenberger, M.U. Ried, T. Endress, H. Büning, M. Hallek, C. Bräuchle, Real-time single-molecule imaging of the infection pathway of an adeno-associated virus, Science. 294 (2001) 1929–1932.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
P. Kar, Doping in Conjugated Polymers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
T. Nishita, Q. Peng, H.-P. Seidel, eds., Advances in Computer Graphics: 24th Computer Graphics International Conference, CGI 2006, Hangzhou, China, June 26-28, 2006. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
J. Anderson, The China Monetary Policy Handbook, in: J.R. Barth, J.A. Tatom, G. Yago (Eds.), China’s Emerging Financial Markets: Challenges and Opportunities, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2009: pp. 167–265.

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 Cement and Concrete Research.

Blog post
A. Carpineti, Young Planetary Systems Caught Forming In Amazing New Images, IFLScience. (2016).


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, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: National Weather Service Modernization and Weather Satellite Program, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
L. Choubey, Quantitative Assessment of Fgfr1 Expression in Neurons and Glia of the Developing Mouse Brain, Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 2015.

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
G.G. Gustines, Bernie Wrightson, 68, a Comic Book Artist and Swamp Thing Creator, New York Times. (2017) B6.

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 titleCement and Concrete Research
AbbreviationCem. Concr. Res.
ISSN (print)0008-8846
ScopeBuilding and Construction
General Materials Science

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