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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. 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. Stambolic V. Cancer: Precise control of localized signals. Nature. 2015;522:38–40.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Nix P, Bastiani M. Neuroscience. Heterochronic genes turn back the clock in old neurons. Science. 2013;340:282–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Attri AK, Kumar U, Jain VK. Formation of ozone by fireworks. Nature. 2001;411:1015.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Castelo-Branco M, Goebel R, Neuenschwander S, Singer W. Neural synchrony correlates with surface segregation rules. Nature. 2000;405:685–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kampen TU. Low Molecular Weight Organic Semiconductors. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
1. Albeverio SA. Mathematical Theory of Feynman Path Integrals: An Introduction. Høegh-Krohn RJ, Mazzucchi S, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hamadeh A, Gonçalves J, Stan G-B. Analysis of Synchronizing Biochemical Networks via Incremental Dissipativity. In: Kulkarni VV, Stan G-B, Raman K, editors. A Systems Theoretic Approach to Systems and Synthetic Biology II: Analysis and Design of Cellular Systems. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2014. p. 117–39.

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: Materials in Medicine.

Blog post
1. Fang J. Young Mice Exposed to Cat Pee Don’t Escape Later On [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/young-mice-exposed-cat-pee-dont-escape-later/

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. Highway Projects: Extent of Projects with Unobligated Balances of Greater Than 85 Percent as of August 16, 2002. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 Sep. Report No.: GAO-02-1059R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Shockley C. Mental health parity law: A policy analysis [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: 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
1. Barron J. A Museum Rights Its Course as Its Flagship Returns. New York Times. 2016 Sep 23;C23.

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: Materials in Medicine
AbbreviationJ. Mater. Sci. Mater. Med.
ISSN (print)0957-4530
ISSN (online)1573-4838
ScopeBiophysics
Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
Biomaterials

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