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]
Sharpe T. Geology. The birth of the geological map. Science. 2015;347:230–232.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Rosenberg SM, Hastings PJ. Microbiology and evolution. Modulating mutation rates in the wild. Science. 2003;300:1382–1383.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Stratton MR, Campbell PJ, Futreal PA. The cancer genome. Nature. 2009;458:719–724.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Nittler LR, Starr RD, Weider SZ, et al. The major-element composition of Mercury’s surface from MESSENGER X-ray spectrometry. Science. 2011;333:1847–1850.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Martin-Flatin J-P. Web-Based Management of IP Networks and Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2002.
An edited book
[1]
Das KN, Deep K, Pant M, et al., editors. Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving: SocProS 2014, Volume 2. New Delhi: Springer India; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kyriazopoulou C. Architectures and Requirements for the Development of Smart Cities: A Literature Study. In: Helfert M, Krempels K-H, Klein C, et al., editors. Smart Cities, Green Technologies, and Intelligent Transport Systems: 4th International Conference, SMARTGREENS 2015, and 1st International Conference VEHITS 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 20-22, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 75–103.

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]
Luntz S. Sensing Gravity With Acid. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

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. FAA Appropriation Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988. Report No.: T-RCED-88-32. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Luna M. A Case Study of the Influence of Multipurpose Spaces on Campus Life at an Institution of Art and Design [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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]
Baker AL. Murder Charge for Officer In Bronx Woman’s Death. New York Times. 2017 May 31;A18.

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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