How to format your references using the Journal of Electroceramics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Electroceramics. 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. A. H. Bretag, Nature 450, E23; discussion E23 (2007).
A journal article with 2 authors
1. L. P. Partida-Martinez and C. Hertweck, Nature 437, 884 (2005).
A journal article with 3 authors
1. G. D. Cymes, Y. Ni, and C. Grosman, Nature 438, 975 (2005).
A journal article with 4 or more authors
1. J. S. Floyd, M. Tolstoy, J. C. Mutter, and C. H. Scholz, Science 298, 1765 (2002).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. C. B. Hitz, J. Ewing, and J. Hecht, Introduction to Laser Technology (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2012).
An edited book
1. D. Schomburg, I. Schomburg, and A. Chang, editors , Class 2 • Transferases IX: EC–, Second Edition (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007).
A chapter in an edited book
1. C. Rodríguez-de-Pablo, M. Popović, A. Savić, J. C. Perry, A. Belloso, T. D. Tomić, and T. Keller, in Advances in Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics: Revised Selected Papers from the 2nd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics (NEUROTECHNIX 2014), October 25-26, Rome, Italy, edited by A. R. Londral and P. Encarnação (Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016), pp. 63–78.

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 Journal of Electroceramics.

Blog post
1. E. Andrew, 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
1. Government Accountability Office, Intercity Passenger Rail: Issues for Consideration in Developing an Intercity Passenger Rail Policy (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2003).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. K. Schloesser, Improving Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities through the Utilization of Person-Centered Thinking: A Grant-Writing Project, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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. T. Gabriel, New York Times A12 (2017).

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 titleJournal of Electroceramics
AbbreviationJ. Electroceram.
ISSN (print)1385-3449
ISSN (online)1573-8663
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
Ceramics and Composites
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Materials Chemistry
Condensed Matter Physics

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