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]
Raymond J. Sexist attitudes: Most of us are biased. Nature 2013;495:33–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Stevens MM, George JH. Exploring and engineering the cell surface interface. Science 2005;310:1135–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Watanabe Y, Farquhar J, Ohmoto H. Anomalous fractionations of sulfur isotopes during thermochemical sulfate reduction. Science 2009;324:370–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Dugasani SR, Lee N, Lee J, Kim B, Hwang SU, Lee KW, et al. Magnetic characteristics of copper ion-modified DNA thin films. Sci Rep 2013;3:1819.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bartley T. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Bosse T, Broekens J, Dias J, van der Zwaan J, editors. Emotion Modeling: Towards Pragmatic Computational Models of Affective Processes. vol. 8750. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Piccoli R, De Rosa N, Davis S. Novel Methods for Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers. In: Giordano A, Macaluso M, editors. Gynecological Cancers: Genetic and Epigenetic Targets and Drug Development, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 79–95.

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]
Andrew D. Genetic Studies Reveal Diversity Of Early Human Populations – And Pin Down When We Left Africa. IFLScience 2016.

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. GSA: Federal Communications Commission Planned Move to the Portals II Building. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Robertson B. Forging a New World Nationalism: Ancient Mexico in United States art and visual culture, 1933–1945. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 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]
Walsh MW. As Payouts Rise, New Tactics By the U.S. Pension Insurer. New York Times 2010:B5.

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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