How to format your references using the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. 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]
Keith DW. Why capture CO2 from the atmosphere? Science. 2009;325:1654–1655.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ban Y, Chen X. Counter-diabatic driving for fast spin control in a two-electron double quantum dot. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6258.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Downs JA, Lowndes NF, Jackson SP. A role for Saccharomyces cerevisiae histone H2A in DNA repair. Nature. 2000;408:1001–1004.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Albrecht M, Lutz M, Spek AL, et al. Organoplatinum crystals for gas-triggered switches. Nature. 2000;406:970–974.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Guzinski J, Abu-Rub H, Strankowski P. Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Pagano MC, editor. Recent Advances on Mycorrhizal Fungi. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Sebestik J. Otto Neurath’s Epistemology and Its Paradoxes. In: Symons J, Pombo O, Torres JM, editors. Otto Neurath and the Unity of Science. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011. p. 41–57.

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 Experimental Nanoscience.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Passage Of Time: Why People With Dementia Switch Back To The Past [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/passage-time-why-people-dementia-switch-back-past/.

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. Aviation Safety: Certification and Approval Processes Are Generally Viewed as Working Well, but Better Evaluative Information Needed to Improve Efficiency. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010. Report No.: GAO-11-14. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Anderson PM. Persistent Genomic Consequences of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure Measured in Adolescent Rat Brain [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington 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]
Leland J. At a Village Voice Reunion, They Laughed. They Cried. They Groused. New York Times. 2017 Sep 10;A19.

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 Experimental Nanoscience
AbbreviationJ. Exp. Nanosci.
ISSN (print)1745-8080
ISSN (online)1745-8099
ScopeBioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
General Materials Science

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