How to format your references using the JOM citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for JOM. 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. R. Hahn, Nature 502, 449 (2013).
A journal article with 2 authors
1. E. Rignot and S. S. Jacobs, Science 296, 2020 (2002).
A journal article with 3 authors
1. W. Zhang, J. A. Dunkle, and J. H. D. Cate, Science 325, 1014 (2009).
A journal article with 4 or more authors
1. K. Plath, J. Fang, S. K. Mlynarczyk-Evans, R. Cao, K. A. Worringer, H. Wang, C. C. de la Cruz, A. P. Otte, B. Panning, and Y. Zhang, Science 300, 131 (2003).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. P. P. Chu, Embedded SoPC Design with Nios II Processor and VHDL Examples (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2011).
An edited book
1. D. Binkley and O. Menyailo, editors , Tree Species Effects on Soils: Implications for Global Change: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Trees and Soil Interactions, Implications to Global Climate Change August 2004 Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2005).
A chapter in an edited book
1. D. M. Berman, in Pancreatic Islet Isolation: From the Mouse to the Clinic, edited by M. Ramírez-Domínguez (Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016), pp. 57–66.

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 JOM.

Blog post
1. S. Luntz, IFLScience (2015).

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, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Light Truck Average Fuel Economy Standard, Model Year 1999 (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1997).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. P. J. Creason, The Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at a California Community College: Insight from Faculty in a Single Department, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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. C. Capecchi and T. Williams, New York Times A13 (2011).

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 titleJOM
AbbreviationJOM (1989)
ISSN (print)1047-4838
ISSN (online)1543-1851
ScopeGeneral Engineering
General Materials Science

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