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]
Powell K. The staff dreams are made of. Nature 2005;435:242–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Deuker MM, McMahon M. Cancer biology: Enzyme meets a surprise target. Nature 2014;510:225–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Giles S, Friedman M, Brazeau MD. Osteichthyan-like cranial conditions in an Early Devonian stem gnathostome. Nature 2015;520:82–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Law RHP, Lukoyanova N, Voskoboinik I, Caradoc-Davies TT, Baran K, Dunstone MA, et al. The structural basis for membrane binding and pore formation by lymphocyte perforin. Nature 2010;468:447–51.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ji Z-G. Hydrodynamics and Water Quality. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Satapathy SC, Udgata SK, Biswal BN, editors. Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications (FICTA) 2013. vol. 247. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lara MD, Doyen L. Optimal sequential decisions. In: Doyen L, editor. Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Mathematical Models and Methods, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008, p. 107–51.

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]
Taub B. Crystal Meth In Adelaide’s Sewage Has Doubled In Four Years. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/australian-poo-full-crystal-meth-0/ (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. FAA’s Preboard Passenger Screening Process. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Crooks RH. Analysis Of The XY Spin 1/2 Model In Staggered Field And Networks Of D-Wave Josephson Junctions. Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina, 2012.

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]
Wagner J. Big Setback For Wright; Season Ends For Cespedes. New York Times 2017:B9.

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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