How to format your references using the Computational Condensed Matter citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Computational Condensed Matter. 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
[1]
D. Koen, Nuts and bolts. Online applications, Nature. 433 (2005) 90.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
A. Boltasseva, H.A. Atwater, Materials science. Low-loss plasmonic metamaterials, Science. 331 (2011) 290–291.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
R. Kassen, M. Llewellyn, P.B. Rainey, Ecological constraints on diversification in a model adaptive radiation, Nature. 431 (2004) 984–988.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Y. Miroshnychenko, W. Alt, I. Dotsenko, L. Förster, M. Khudaverdyan, D. Meschede, D. Schrader, A. Rauschenbeutel, Quantum engineering: an atom-sorting machine, Nature. 442 (2006) 151.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
M. Minelli, M. Chambers, A. Dhiraj, Big Data, Big Analytics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
[1]
F. Ruggieri, ed., Criminal Proceedings, Languages and the European Union: Linguistic and Legal Issues, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
D. Duggan, Y. Wu, Security Correctness for Secure Nested Transactions, in: M. Abadi, A. Lluch Lafuente (Eds.), Trustworthy Global Computing: 8th International Symposium, TGC 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 30-31, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014: pp. 64–79.

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 Computational Condensed Matter.

Blog post
[1]
K. Hamilton, In A Bid For The Perfect Profile Pic, Young Men Are Increasingly Turning To Drugs, IFLScience. (2016). https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/in-a-bid-for-the-perfect-profile-pic-young-men-are-increasingly-turning-to-steroids/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Department of Transportation: Key Issues and Management Challenges, 2013, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
K.R. Dickens, Factors influencing teacher job satisfaction and their alignment with current district practices in a suburban school district, Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University, 2010.

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]
I. Macfarlane, “AN” AND “H.”; II, New York Times. (1905) SATURDAY REVIEW OF BOOKSBR535.

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 titleComputational Condensed Matter
AbbreviationComput. Condens. Matter
ISSN (print)2352-2143
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