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]
Venter JC. Genome-sequencing anniversary. The human genome at 10: successes and challenges. Science. 2011;331:546–547.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Qaim M, Zilberman D. Yield effects of genetically modified crops in developing countries. Science. 2003;299:900–902.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Christian W, Esquembre F, Barbato L. SPORE series winner. Open source physics. Science. 2011;334:1077–1078.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Spilianakis CG, Lalioti MD, Town T, et al. Interchromosomal associations between alternatively expressed loci. Nature. 2005;435:637–645.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Turner JE, Downing DJ, Bogard JS. Statistical Methods in Radiation Physics. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Chirico G. Gold Nanostars: Synthesis, Properties and Biomedical Application. 1st ed. 2015. Borzenkov M, Pallavicini P, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Olschewski H, Olschewski A. Pulmonary Hypertension. In: Wakabayashi I, Groschner K, editors. Interdisciplinary Concepts in Cardiovascular Health: Volume III: Cardiovascular Events. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 97–114.

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]
Fang J. Sea Turtles Sense Seasons Through Skylights In Their Skulls [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/sea-turtles-sense-seasons-through-skylights-their-skulls/.

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. Reengineering: Opportunities to Improve. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1995. Report No.: AIMD-95-67R. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Zimmerman TF. A descriptive review of the development and implementation of a funding model for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System: The first 10 years, 1998–2008 [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2010.

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]
Barron J. Wounded by ‘Fearless Girl,’ Creator of ‘Charging Bull’ Wants Her to Move. New York Times. 2017 Apr 12;A18.

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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