How to format your references using the Journal of Materiomics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Materiomics. 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
Maquet P. The role of sleep in learning and memory. Science 2001;294:1048–52.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kofman AG, Kurizki G. Acceleration of quantum decay processes by frequent observations. Nature 2000;405:546–50.
A journal article with 3 authors
Culley AI, Lang AS, Suttle CA. Metagenomic analysis of coastal RNA virus communities. Science 2006;312:1795–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Iriarte J, Holst I, Marozzi O, Listopad C, Alonso E, Rinderknecht A, et al. Evidence for cultivar adoption and emerging complexity during the mid-Holocene in the La Plata basin. Nature 2004;432:614–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zito R. Electrochemical Water Processing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Gil-Aluja J, Terceño-Gómez A, Ferrer-Comalat JC, Merigó-Lindahl JM, Linares-Mustarós S, editors. Scientific Methods for the Treatment of Uncertainty in Social Sciences. vol. 377. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Grassom B. Dream and Semblance: The Play of Art and Life. In: Tymieniecka A-T, Trutty-Coohill P, editors. The Cosmos and the Creative Imagination, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 59–71.

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 Materiomics.

Blog post
Andrew E. Switzerland Could be Receiving Post by Drone. IFLScience 2015.


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
Government Accountability Office. Preliminary Observations on the Potential Effects of the Proposed Performance Rights Act on the Recording and Broadcast Radio Industries. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Coleman ED. The Nature of Leadership: A Case Study of Distributed Leadership Amidst A Participative Change Effort. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2014.

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
Hollander S. MORE 65-M.P.H. ZONES. New York Times 2001:14NJ6.

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 Materiomics
ISSN (print)2352-8478

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