How to format your references using the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 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
L. Laursen, Interdisciplinary research: Big science at the table, Nature. 468 (2010) S2-4.
A journal article with 2 authors
D.B. Stoltz, J.B. Whitfield, Virology. Making nice with viruses, Science. 323 (2009) 884–885.
A journal article with 3 authors
R.S. Vieira-Pires, A. Szollosi, J.H. Morais-Cabral, The structure of the KtrAB potassium transporter, Nature. 496 (2013) 323–328.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. He, S. Liyanarachchi, K. Akagi, R. Nagy, J. Li, R.C. Dietrich, W. Li, N. Sebastian, B. Wen, B. Xin, J. Singh, P. Yan, H. Alder, E. Haan, D. Wieczorek, B. Albrecht, E. Puffenberger, H. Wang, J.A. Westman, R.A. Padgett, D.E. Symer, A. de la Chapelle, Mutations in U4atac snRNA, a component of the minor spliceosome, in the developmental disorder MOPD I, Science. 332 (2011) 238–240.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
E. Bauer, R. Adams, D. Eustace, Beyond Redundancy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2011.
An edited book
M. Braza, K. Hourigan, eds., IUTAM Symposium on Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium “Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control“, Corfu, Greece, 18–22 June 2007, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
H. Ammari, H. Kang, Generalized Isotropic and Anisotropic Polarization Tensors, in: H. Kang (Ed.), Polarization and Moment Tensors: With Applications to Inverse Problems and Effective Medium Theory, Springer, New York, NY, 2007: pp. 75–127.

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 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Global Climate On The Verge Of A Multi-Decadal Change, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office, Improvements in Certain District of Columbia Public Schools’ Administrative Operations, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1983.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
S. Norton, The effects of leadership-efficacy and personality on reactions to stress, 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
R. Rojas, N.Y.U. Takes Cosby’s Name Off Workshop About Film, New York Times. (2015) A28.

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 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
AbbreviationJ. Magn. Magn. Mater.
ISSN (print)0304-8853
ScopeElectronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Condensed Matter Physics

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