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]
Kamel F. Epidemiology. Paths from pesticides to Parkinson’s. Science. 2013;341:722–723.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Si Q, Steglich F. Heavy fermions and quantum phase transitions. Science. 2010;329:1161–1166.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kovalenko MV, Scheele M, Talapin DV. Colloidal nanocrystals with molecular metal chalcogenide surface ligands. Science. 2009;324:1417–1420.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Lee JH, Fang L, Vlahos E, et al. A strong ferroelectric ferromagnet created by means of spin-lattice coupling. Nature. 2011;476:114.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Blumberg LM. Temperature-Programmed Gas Chromatography. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Zhang YJ, Tavares JMRS, editors. Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images. Fundamentals, Methods, and Applications: 4th International Conference, CompIMAGE 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 3-5, 2014. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Villela-Petit M. The Transcendental and the Singular: Husserl and the Existential Thinkers Between the Two World Wars. In: Tymieniecka A-T, editor. Phenomenology and Existentialism in the Twentieth Century: Book One New Waves of Philosophical Inspirations. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009. p. 31–43.

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. What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into A Watermelon? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/pouring-molten-aluminum-watermelon-stunning-results/.

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. Technology Development: Future Use of NASA’s Large Format Camera Is Uncertain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990. Report No.: NSIAD-90-142. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Ramakrishnan T. Rehabilitating Asymmetric Gait Using Asymmetry [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 2017.

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]
Crow K. Two Precincts, Two Worlds; East Flatbush: Stolen Cars, Murder in a Maroon Jeep. New York Times. 2003 Feb 9;141.

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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