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]
Gursky H. X-ray astronomy-40 years on. Science. 2002;297:1485–1486.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Cullimore J, Dénarié J. Plant sciences. How legumes select their sweet talking symbionts. Science. 2003;302:575–578.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Jia H, Liggins JR, Chow WS. Entropy and biological systems: experimentally-investigated entropy-driven stacking of plant photosynthetic membranes. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:4142.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Womelsdorf T, Fries P, Mitra PP, et al. Gamma-band synchronization in visual cortex predicts speed of change detection. Nature. 2006;439:733–736.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
DiGrado BD, Thorp GA. The Aboveground Steel Storage Tank Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
[1]
Schoeffmann K, Merialdo B, Hauptmann AG, et al., editors. Advances in Multimedia Modeling: 18th International Conference, MMM 2012, Klagenfurt, Austria, January 4-6, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Rosenberg R, Gaul S, Ford W, et al. Microcredit Interest Rates and Their Determinants: 2004–2011. In: Köhn D, editor. Microfinance 3.0: Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 69–104.

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]
Carpineti A. Comets Spurt Out Chemicals In Specific Ways [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/comets-spurt-out-chemicals-in-specific-ways/.

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. NASA: Long-Term Commitment to and Investment in Space Exploration Program Requires More Knowledge. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006. Report No.: GAO-06-817R. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Castro R. Faculty unions and their effects on university shared governance [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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]
Protess B, Silver-Greenberg J. JPMorgan Said to Settle in Chinese Bribery Case. New York Times. 2016 Nov 17;B1.

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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