How to format your references using the European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids. 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
G. McFiggans, Atmospheric science: Involatile particles from rapid oxidation, Nature. 506 (2014) 442–443.
A journal article with 2 authors
B.A.A. Weaver, D.W. Cleveland, Comment on “A centrosome-independent role for gamma-TuRC proteins in the spindle assembly checkpoint,” Science. 316 (2007) 982; author reply 982.
A journal article with 3 authors
R.B. Huey, J.B. Losos, C. Moritz, Ecology. Are lizards toast?, Science. 328 (2010) 832–833.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
R. Fujiki, T. Chikanishi, W. Hashiba, H. Ito, I. Takada, R.G. Roeder, H. Kitagawa, S. Kato, GlcNAcylation of a histone methyltransferase in retinoic-acid-induced granulopoiesis, Nature. 459 (2009) 455–459.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J. Bobrow, S. Fisher, J. Mondragon-Gilmore, A. Casson, P.Z. Orton, H.D. Nathan, J. Jones, J. Hays, E. Kohn, J. Christinson, K. Sekeres, B. Swovelin, R. Di Pietro, G. Crowder, M. Spence, P. Gilmore, CliffsNotes® CSET®, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
An edited book
A. Masferrer, E. García-Sánchez, eds., Human Dignity of the Vulnerable in the Age of Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
J. Bäck, E. Nikinmaa, L. Kulmala, A. Simojoki, T. Kalliokoski, P. Hari, R. Häkkinen, T. Linkosalo, H. Hänninen, E. Juurola, P. Kolari, K.K. Koupaei, A. Porcar-Castell, B.O. Gracia, J. Heinonsalo, S. Timonen, K. Heliövaara, M. Raivonen, J. Joensuu, M. Pihlatie, J. Pumpanen, J. Kurola, M. Salkinoja-Salonen, M. Kähkönen, Processes in Living Structures, in: P. Hari, K. Heliövaara, L. Kulmala (Eds.), Physical and Physiological Forest Ecology, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2013: pp. 43–223.

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 European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids.

Blog post
B. Taub, Meet Octobot, The First Ever Fully Soft-Bodied Robot, 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, HEW Audits of Federal Grants and Contracts Administered by Institutions of Higher Education, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A. Miller, Group Mentoring Program to Empower Transitional-Aged Youth: A Grant Proposal, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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. Vecsey, Where Many Things Besides the Islanders Need Fixing, New York Times. (2011) SP9.

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 titleEuropean Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids
AbbreviationEur. J. Mech. B Fluids
ISSN (print)0997-7546
ScopeMathematical Physics
General Physics and Astronomy

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