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]
Goudsmit J. Obituary: Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923-2008). Nature. 2009;457:394.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Geschwind DH, Konopka G. Neuroscience in the era of functional genomics and systems biology. Nature. 2009;461:908–915.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Liu J, Gong P, Zhou X. The association between romantic relationship status and 5-HT1A gene in young adults. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:7049.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Obmolova G, Ban C, Hsieh P, et al. Crystal structures of mismatch repair protein MutS and its complex with a substrate DNA. Nature. 2000;407:703–710.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Mitola J III. Software Radio Architecture. New York, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2002.
An edited book
[1]
Giannakopoulou D, Orejas F, editors. Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering: 14th International Conference, FASE 2011, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2011, Saarbrücken, Germany, March 26–April 3, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Pfeiffer CD, Wong B. Diagnostic Immunology. In: Hospenthal DR, Rinaldi MG, editors. Diagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Infections. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 45–64.

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. 2014, A Bad Year For Homoeopathy [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/2014-bad-year-homoeopathy/.

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. Transportation Safety: Opportunities for Enhancing Safety Across Modes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994. Report No.: T-RCED-94-120. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Aloe-Chase ST. Family member perspectives on collaboration: An exploratory study [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]
Brantley B. King Leontes Is Insane. It’s as Simple (and as Scary) as That. New York Times. 2016 Dec 7;C7.

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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