How to format your references using the Intermetallics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Intermetallics. 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
[1]
T. Lincoln, Cardiac arrest can be less of a gamble, Nature. 408 (2000) 302.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
N. Tulina, E. Matunis, Control of stem cell self-renewal in Drosophila spermatogenesis by JAK-STAT signaling, Science. 294 (2001) 2546–2549.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
D.E. Jackson, M. Holcombe, F.L.W. Ratnieks, Trail geometry gives polarity to ant foraging networks, Nature. 432 (2004) 907–909.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
K.D. Liss, R. Hock, M. Gomm, B. Waibel, A. Magerl, M. Krisch, R. Tucoulou, Storage of X-ray photons in a crystal resonator, Nature. 404 (2000) 371–373.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
S. Obayya, M.F.O. Hameed, N.F.F. Areed, Computational Liquid Crystal Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2016.
An edited book
[1]
P. Muneesawang, Multimedia Database Retrieval: Technology and Applications, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
A. Greiner, B. Fincke, Public Debt, Productive Public Spending and Economic Growth with Full Employment, in: B. Fincke (Ed.), Public Debt and Economic Growth, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009: pp. 83–110.

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 Intermetallics.

Blog post
[1]
J. Fang, How Many Eggs A Woman Has Reflects Her Heart Disease Risk, IFLScience. (2014).

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, Technology Transfer: Administration of the Bayh-Dole Act by Research Universities, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
P.R. Tomko, Understanding the factors affecting the influence of children on their parents’ total purchases, Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, 2012.

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]
N. Gregory Mankiw, A Better Way to Grade Presidents, New York Times. (2016) BU5.

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 titleIntermetallics
AbbreviationIntermetallics (Barking)
ISSN (print)0966-9795
ScopeGeneral Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
Materials Chemistry
Metals and Alloys

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