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
[1]
Reichhardt T. NASA: trawling through the wreckage. Nature 2003;426:754–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Loayza D, De Lange T. POT1 as a terminal transducer of TRF1 telomere length control. Nature 2003;423:1013–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Iyengar VK, Reeve HK, Eisner T. Paternal inheritance of a female moth’s mating preference. Nature 2002;419:830–2.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Paredes B, Widera A, Murg V, Mandel O, Fölling S, Cirac I, et al. Tonks-Girardeau gas of ultracold atoms in an optical lattice. Nature 2004;429:277–81.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Xiu L. Nanometer Frequency Synthesis Beyond the Phase-Locked Loop. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Escobar PF, Falcone T, editors. Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery: A Practical Approach in Gynecology. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Gunasekara AS, Rubin AL, Goh KS, Spurlock FC, Tjeerdema RS. Environmental Fate and Toxicology of Carbaryl. In: Whitacre DM, editor. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Vol 196, New York, NY: Springer US; 2008, p. 95–121.

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
[1]
Luntz S. Oldest Evidence Of Parental Care Discovered. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/oldest-evidence-parental-care-discovered/ (accessed October 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. UMTA Project Oversight and Mass Transit Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1990.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Berkowitz ES. Some novel phenomena at high density. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2013.

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]
Goldsmith J. Yes, We Are Holding Trump Accountable. New York Times 2017:A23.

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
Scope

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