How to format your references using the Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. 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
Wessells, H.: Another green world. There’s more to industrial waste than chimneys and slag heaps. Nature. 405, 741 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Coller, H.A., Kruglyak, L.: Genetics. It’s the sequence, stupid! Science. 322, 380–381 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
Lin, H.-K., Bergmann, S., Pandolfi, P.P.: Cytoplasmic PML function in TGF-beta signalling. Nature. 431, 205–211 (2004)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, H., Cheng, L., Lin, X., Zhou, X., Cai, Z., Li, M.: Reconstitution of coronary vasculature by an active fraction of Geum japonicum in ischemic hearts. Sci. Rep. 4, 3962 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Noordenbos, G.: Recovery from Eating Disorders. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford (2013)
An edited book
Rios, P. de M.: Symbol Correspondences for Spin Systems. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Ru’yuan, L., Zhi’an, W., Li’yan, Xuhui, W.: Internet-Based Electronic Toll Collection System Using WiFi Technology. In: Dai, M. (ed.) Innovative Computing and Information: International Conference, ICCIC 2011, Wuhan, China, September 17-18, 2011. Proceedings, Part II. pp. 22–25. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2011)

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 Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: New Stage in Cycle of Galaxies,


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: Agricultural Research and Development and Extension Activities. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1982)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Zaghdoun, E.: Entre lettres et portraits: Madame Du Deffand, auteur?, (2009)

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
Williams, J.: Disappearing Act: The Art and Fraud of Faking Your Own Death, (2016)

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 Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
AbbreviationJ. Supercond. Nov. Magn.
ISSN (print)1557-1939
ISSN (online)1557-1947
ScopeElectronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Condensed Matter Physics

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