How to format your references using the Journal of Marine Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Marine Science and Technology. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
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Hederstedt L (2003) Structural biology. Complex II is complex too. Science 299:671–672
A journal article with 2 authors
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Fisher SE, Ridley M (2013) Evolution. Culture, genes, and the human revolution. Science 340:929–930
A journal article with 3 authors
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Rogers JA, Someya T, Huang Y (2010) Materials and mechanics for stretchable electronics. Science 327:1603–1607
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Moustafa A, Beszteri B, Maier UG, et al (2009) Genomic footprints of a cryptic plastid endosymbiosis in diatoms. Science 324:1724–1726

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Pandya R (2005) Mobile and Personal Communication Services and Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Kusuoka S, Maruyama T (2010) Advances in Mathematical Economics. Springer Japan, Tokyo
A chapter in an edited book
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Mannoor MS, James T, Ivanov DV, et al (2009) NEMS Capacitive Sensors for Highly Sensitive, Label-Free Nucleic-Acid Analysis. In: Cheng M (ed) Nano-Net: Third International ICST Conference, NanoNet 2008, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-16, 2008, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 19–25

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 Marine Science and Technology.

Blog post
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Fang J (2015) Tiny Parasite Infects Growing Honeybees, Not Just Adults. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
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Government Accountability Office (2006) Transportation Security Administration’s Office of Intelligence: Responses to Posthearing Questions Regarding Secure Flight. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Jensen ME (2010) A comparison of school psychologists’ and school counselors’ ability to identify cognitive abilities underlying basic academic tasks. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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
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Stewart JB (2017) The Return of Goldman Sachs. New York Times 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 Marine Science and Technology
AbbreviationJ. Mar. Sci. Technol.
ISSN (print)0948-4280
ISSN (online)1437-8213
ScopeOceanography
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
Ocean Engineering

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