How to format your references using the International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. 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
M. Balter, EUROPEAN SCIENCE: Pathogens Lab Chief Stripped of Duties, Science. 289 (2000) 228b–9b.
A journal article with 2 authors
A. Gudmundsson, N. Mohajeri, Entropy and order in urban street networks, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 3324.
A journal article with 3 authors
S. Kuhlenkoetter, W. Wintermeyer, M.V. Rodnina, Different substrate-dependent transition states in the active site of the ribosome, Nature. 476 (2011) 351–354.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
B.A. Zauderer, E. Berger, A.M. Soderberg, A. Loeb, R. Narayan, D.A. Frail, G.R. Petitpas, A. Brunthaler, R. Chornock, J.M. Carpenter, G.G. Pooley, K. Mooley, S.R. Kulkarni, R. Margutti, D.B. Fox, E. Nakar, N.A. Patel, N.H. Volgenau, T.L. Culverhouse, M.F. Bietenholz, M.P. Rupen, W. Max-Moerbeck, A.C.S. Readhead, J. Richards, M. Shepherd, S. Storm, C.L.H. Hull, Birth of a relativistic outflow in the unusual γ-ray transient Swift J164449.3+573451, Nature. 476 (2011) 425–428.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
A.P. Saadoun, Esthetic Soft Tissue Management of Teeth and Implants, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK, 2012.
An edited book
F.P. Netzer, A. Fortunelli, eds., Oxide Materials at the Two-Dimensional Limit, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
H.J. Teoh, T.-L. Chen, C.-H. Cheng, Frequency-Weighted Fuzzy Time-Series Based on Fibonacci Sequence for TAIEX Forecasting, in: T. Washio, Z.-H. Zhou, J.Z. Huang, X. Hu, J. Li, C. Xie, J. He, D. Zou, K.-C. Li, M.M. Freire (Eds.), Emerging Technologies in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: PAKDD 2007 International Workshops Nanjing, China, May 22-25, 2007 Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007: pp. 27–34.

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 International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer.

Blog post
J. Davis, Self-Healing Concrete Repairs Its Own Cracks, IFLScience. (2015).


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, State of the Airline Industry: Strategies for Addressing Financial and Competition Problems, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
R.F. Pittsinger, The effect of a single bout of surfing on exercise-induced affect, 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
M.J.O. Murphy, ‘Roots,’ the Series That Had Everyone Talking, New York Times. (2016) C26.

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 titleInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN (print)0735-1933
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Condensed Matter Physics
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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