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]
Victor P. Questioning economic growth. Nature. 2010;468:370–371.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ahn NG, Resing KA. Cell biology. Lessons in rational drug design for protein kinases. Science. 2005;308:1266–1267.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Stuphorn V, Taylor TL, Schall JD. Performance monitoring by the supplementary eye field. Nature. 2000;408:857–860.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Yang Z, Han S, Keller M, et al. Structural basis of ligand binding modes at the neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor. Nature. 2018;556:520–524.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ghiani G, Laporte G, Musmanno R. Introduction to Logistics Systems Management. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Ramasubramanian K. Tantrasaṅgraha of Nīlakaṇṭha Somayājī. 1st ed. Sriram MS, editor. London: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Vymazal J, Rulseh AM, Wong ET. Response Pattern and Modeling of Tumor Treating Fields. In: Wong ET, editor. Alternating Electric Fields Therapy in Oncology: A Practical Guide to Clinical Applications of Tumor Treating Fields. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 55–65.

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]
Hamilton K. How We Caught A Glimpse Of A Supermassive Black Hole Having A Meal. IFLScience. 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. Education Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992. Report No.: OCG-93-18TR. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Fearrington ND. The relationship between fathers’ pre -natal involvement with the mother and post -natal involvement with the child(ren) [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2008.

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]
(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Support From Berlusconi. New York Times. 2002 Apr 3;A6.

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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