How to format your references using the Energy Storage Materials citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Energy Storage 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.
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
O. Pourquié, The segmentation clock: converting embryonic time into spatial pattern, Science. 301 (2003) 328–330.
A journal article with 2 authors
A.C.J. Vincent, J.M. Harris, Marine Science. Boundless no more, Science. 346 (2014) 420–421.
A journal article with 3 authors
C.M. Duarte, N. Marbá, M. Holmer, Ecology. Rapid domestication of marine species, Science. 316 (2007) 382–383.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J. Wang, Z. Yao, T. Lei, A.W. Poon, Silicon coupled-resonator optical-waveguide-based biosensors using light-scattering pattern recognition with pixelized mode-field-intensity distributions, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 7528.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Y. Li, Computer Principles and Design in Verilog HDL, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2015.
An edited book
L.G. Denti, Rattling Chains: Exploring Social Justice in Education, SensePublishers, Rotterdam, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
E. Zimmer, J. Lindemann, D. Herrmann, H. Federrath, Catching Inside Attackers: Balancing Forensic Detectability and Privacy of Employees, in: J. Camenisch, D. Kesdoğan (Eds.), Open Problems in Network Security: IFIP WG 11.4 International Workshop, INetSec 2015, Zurich, Switzerland, October 29, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016: pp. 43–55.

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 Energy Storage Materials.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Seven Nutrients Important For Mental Health – And Where To Find Them, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 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, VA Student Financial Aid: Opportunity to Reduce Overlap in Approving Education and Training Programs, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
J. Bravo, Project Share: Implementing an aftercare program for recovering adolescents: A grant proposal, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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
J. Barron, Old Board, Hub’s Heart, Goes Out of Service, New York Times. (2017) A20.

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 titleEnergy Storage Materials
AbbreviationEnergy Storage Mater.
ISSN (print)2405-8297

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