How to format your references using the Journal of Materials Research and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Materials Research 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
[1]
Bourzac K. Microbiome: the bacterial tightrope. Nature 2014;516:S14-6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ronald PC, Beutler B. Plant and animal sensors of conserved microbial signatures. Science 2010;330:1061–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bento G, Ogawa A, Sommer RJ. Co-option of the hormone-signalling module dafachronic acid-DAF-12 in nematode evolution. Nature 2010;466:494–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Takagi J, Itabashi T, Suzuki K, Ishiwata S. Chromosome position at the spindle equator is regulated by chromokinesin and a bipolar microtubule array. Sci Rep 2013;3:2808.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Warren A. Dunes. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Jaafar A, Mohamad Ali N, Mohd Noah SA, Smeaton AF, Bruza P, Bakar ZA, et al., editors. Information Retrieval Technology: 10th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2014, Kuching, Malaysia, December 3-5, 2014. Proceedings. vol. 8870. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Suzuki Y. Morphology Control of TiO2-Based Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Applications. In: Yao T, editor. Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2010, p. 39–45.

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 Research and Technology.

Blog post
[1]
Taub B. Having Sex Before Sport Doesn’t Affect Performance, Study Finds. IFLScience 2016.

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. Department of Education: Multiple, Nonintegrated Systems Hamper Management of Student Financial Aid Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Robinson LM. Using Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Spectroscopy to Examine Exciton Dynamics in II-VI Semiconductor Nanostructures. Doctoral dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 2001.

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]
Mueller B. Black Detectives in New York Say Cronyism Cost Promotions. New York Times 2017:A1.

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 Materials Research and Technology
AbbreviationJ. Mater. Res. Technol.
ISSN (print)2238-7854
Scope

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