How to format your references using the Journal of the Chinese Advanced Materials Society citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Chinese Advanced Materials Society. 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]
Peters JW. Enzymology. A trio of transition metals in anaerobic CO2 fixation. Science. 2002;298:552–553.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Matzke MA, Matzke AJ. Cloning problems don’t surprise plant biologists. Science. 2000;288:2318b.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sawamura H, Shima K, Tanji J. Numerical representation for action in the parietal cortex of the monkey. Nature. 2002;415:918–922.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Mani RG, Smet JH, von Klitzing K, et al. Zero-resistance states induced by electromagnetic-wave excitation in GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures. Nature. 2002;420:646–650.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Uriev NB. Technology of Dispersed Systems and Materials. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Baddeley A. Stochastic Geometry: Lectures given at the C.I.M.E. Summer School held in Martina Franca, Italy, September 13–18, 2004. Bárány I, Schneider R, Weil W, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Blackwell J, Martin J. Complex Studies. In: Martin J, editor. A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing. New York, NY: Springer; 2011. p. 43–62.

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 the Chinese Advanced Materials Society.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Little Farmer, Big Pharma: The Quest To Modify Plants To ‘Grow’ Medicines. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. GAO Research Guide: Computers and Information Technology Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991. Report No.: 145121. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Roy Chowdhury T. Tracking Carbon Flow during Methane Oxidation into Methanotrophs Using 13C-PLFA Labeling in Pulsing Freshwater Wetlands [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2012.

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]
Kenigsberg B. After 2008, Picking On the Little Guy. New York Times. 2017 May 18;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 the Chinese Advanced Materials Society
ISSN (print)2224-3682
ISSN (online)2168-1031
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