How to format your references using the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. 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
Hampp N (2002) Analytical chemistry. Analytes ante portas. Science 298:1561–1562
A journal article with 2 authors
Adlam B, Nowak MA (2014) Universality of fixation probabilities in randomly structured populations. Sci Rep 4:6692
A journal article with 3 authors
Yang L, Garbe DS, Bashaw GJ (2009) A frazzled/DCC-dependent transcriptional switch regulates midline axon guidance. Science 324:944–947
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Shu D, Morris SC, Zhang ZF, et al (2003) A new species of yunnanozoan with implications for deuterostome evolution. Science 299:1380–1384

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brodsky BS, Stanley B (2013) The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Roy B, Sendrier N (2009) Progress in Cryptology - INDOCRYPT 2009: 10th International Conference on Cryptology in India, New Delhi, India, December 13-16, 2009. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Shipton C, Petraglia MD (2011) Inter-continental Variation in Acheulean Bifaces. In: Norton CJ, Braun DR (eds) Asian Paleoanthropology: From Africa to China and Beyond. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 49–55

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 Metallurgy.

Blog post
Carpineti A (2016) Some Of The Universe’s Earliest Black Holes May Have Been Found. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1990) Environmental Protection: Bibliography of GAO Documents, August 1988-April 1990. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Morris L (2010) Evolving the leadership model of the American theatre to forge a fiscally and artistically secure future. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
St. John Kelly E (1995) History From Her Side. New York Times 1312

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 Metallurgy
AbbreviationJ. Sustain. Met.
ISSN (print)2199-3823
ISSN (online)2199-3831

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