How to format your references using the Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Müller B. Physics. The limits of ordinary matter. Science. 2011;332:1513–1514.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Weaver P, Johnson D. Biodiversity: Think big for marine conservation. Nature. 2012;483:399.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hong J-W, Hendrix DA, Levine MS. Shadow enhancers as a source of evolutionary novelty. Science. 2008;321:1314.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Shang Y, Liu C, Cui D, et al. The effect of chronic bacterial prostatitis on semen quality in adult men: a meta-analysis of case-control studies. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7233.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bhaskar K, Varadan Retd. TK. Plates. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Baumeister H, Marchesi M, Holcombe M, editors. Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering: 6th International Conference, XP 2005, Sheffield, UK, June 18-23, 2005. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Ballas D. Geographical Modelling of Happiness and Well-Being. In: Stillwell J, Norman P, Thomas C, et al., editors. Spatial and Social Disparities: Understanding Population Trends and Processes: volume 2. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010. p. 53–66.

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 Sustainable Cement-Based Materials.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. What You Need To Know About Genetically Modified Organisms [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/myths-and-controversies-gmos-0/.

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. A Selected Bibliography on Computer Software Conversion. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977. Report No.: 090884. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Turney JJ. Police supervisory attributes that influence attitude towards Critical Incident Stress Management programs [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2014.

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]
Williams J. Learning About His Subjects, and Himself. New York Times. 2017 Aug 27;C6.

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 Sustainable Cement-Based Materials
ISSN (print)2165-0373
ISSN (online)2165-0381
ScopeWaste Management and Disposal
Ceramics and Composites

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