How to format your references using the Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. 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
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Dillehay TD (2002) Archaeology. Climate and human migrations. Science 298:764–765
A journal article with 2 authors
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Schmitt JH, Wichmann R (2001) Ground-based observation of emission lines from the corona of a red-dwarf star. Nature 412:508–510
A journal article with 3 authors
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Tellis JC, Primer DN, Molander GA (2014) Dual catalysis. Single-electron transmetalation in organoboron cross-coupling by photoredox/nickel dual catalysis. Science 345:433–436
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Park BS, Song DH, Kim HM, et al (2009) The structural basis of lipopolysaccharide recognition by the TLR4-MD-2 complex. Nature 458:1191–1195

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Woolf V (2012) The Years. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Spinoglio G (2015) Robotic Surgery: Current Applications and New Trends. Springer, Milano
A chapter in an edited book
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Chapin JK (2008) Hardware Implementation. In: Chapin JK, Gerhardt GA, McFarland DJ, et al (eds) Brain-Computer Interfaces: An International Assessment of Research and Development Trends. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 65–79

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 Solid State Electrochemistry.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) How To Feed a Two-Headed Snake. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (2016) Intellectual Property: Patent Office Should Strengthen Search Capabilities and Better Monitor Examiners’ Work. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Valdez K (2015) Taking a closer look at the mental health services act of 2004: A policy analysis. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
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Gorman J (2016) With Lasers in the Flight Plan, Goggles Are Vital. New York Times D2

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 Solid State Electrochemistry
AbbreviationJ. Solid State Electrochem.
ISSN (print)1432-8488
ISSN (online)1433-0768
ScopeElectrochemistry
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
General Materials Science
Condensed Matter Physics

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