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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Materials Science. 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
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Hasselbrink E (2009) Chemistry. Capturing the complexities of molecule-surface interactions. Science 326:809–810
A journal article with 2 authors
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Vermeij GJ, Roopnarine PD (2008) Ecology. The coming Arctic invasion. Science 321:780–781
A journal article with 3 authors
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Meeusen S, McCaffery JM, Nunnari J (2004) Mitochondrial fusion intermediates revealed in vitro. Science 305:1747–1752
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Morth JP, Pedersen BP, Toustrup-Jensen MS, et al (2007) Crystal structure of the sodium-potassium pump. Nature 450:1043–1049

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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Hauser G (2008) Hygienegerechte Apparate Und Anlagen. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, D-69451 Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Fages F, Rossi F, Soliman S (2008) Recent Advances in Constraints: 12th Annual ERCIM International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming, CSCLP 2007 Rocquencourt, France, June 7-8, 2007 Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Wang Y, Luo J, Song A, et al (2012) Improving Online Aggregation Performance for Skewed Data Distribution. In: Lee S-G, Peng Z, Zhou X, et al (eds) Database Systems for Advanced Applications: 17th International Conference, DASFAA 2012, Busan, South Korea, April 15-19, 2012, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 18–32

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 Science.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) New Display Technology Could Do Away With Reading Glasses. 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 (1995) Denver International Airport. 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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Panjabi C (2010) Real and imagined immigrant identities in the public sphere: Representations of South Asian women in literary and television media. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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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Vecsey G (2009) Mileposts, With South Africa Around the Bend. New York Times SP10

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 Science
AbbreviationJ. Mater. Sci.
ISSN (print)0022-2461
ISSN (online)1573-4803
ScopeMechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
General Materials Science

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