How to format your references using the Journal of Materials NanoScience citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Materials 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.
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
1.
K. Weaver. Lab life: Scientists are snobs. Nature 2013, 495 (7440), 167–168.
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
M.A. Saunders, A.S. Lea. Seasonal prediction of hurricane activity reaching the coast of the United States. Nature 2005, 434 (7036), 1005–1008.
A journal article with 3 authors
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L.Q. Gu, S. Cheley, H. Bayley. Capture of a single molecule in a nanocavity. Science 2001, 291 (5504), 636–640.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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J. Besemer, H. Harant, S. Wang, et al. Selective inhibition of cotranslational translocation of vascular cell adhesion molecule 1. Nature 2005, 436 (7048), 290–293.

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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M. Kuzmeski. The Connectors; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
An edited book
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RNA Editing; Göringer, H. U., Ed.; Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology; Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008; Vol. 20.
A chapter in an edited book
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A. Buldas, S. Laur. Do Broken Hash Functions Affect the Security of Time-Stamping Schemes? In Applied Cryptography and Network Security: 4th International Conference, ACNS 2006, Singapore, June 6-9, 2006. Proceedings; Zhou, J., Yung, M., Bao, F., Eds.; Hutchison, D., Kanade, T., Kittler, J., Kleinberg, J. M., Mattern, F., Mitchell, J. C., Naor, M., Nierstrasz, O., Pandu Rangan, C., Steffen, B., et al., Series Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006; pp 50–65.

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 Materials NanoScience.

Blog post
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J. Fang. Squirrel Virus Suspected in the Deaths of Three People in Germany https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/squirrel-virus-suspected-deaths-three-people-germany/ (accessed Oct 30, 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. Telecommunications: FCC Should Evaluate the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Lifeline Program; GAO-15-638T; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2015.

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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D.A. Christiansen. Investigation of magnetic proximity effect in ferromagnet/superconductor thin films by low temperature Magneto Optical Kerr Effect measurement. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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
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I. Kershner, A. Goldman, A. Blinder, R. Pérez-Peña. Teenager in Israel Is Arrested in Threats to U.S. Jewish Centers. New York Times. March 23, 2017, p A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Materials NanoScience
ISSN (print)2394-0867
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