How to format your references using the KONA Powder and Particle Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for KONA Powder and Particle Journal. 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
Rubinsztein D.C., The roles of intracellular protein-degradation pathways in neurodegeneration, Nature, 443 (2006) 780–786.
A journal article with 2 authors
Aanen D.K., Bisseling T., Microbiology. The birth of cooperation, Science (New York, N.Y.), 345 (2014) 29–30.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schibler J., Elsner J., Schlumbaum A., Incorporation of aurochs into a cattle herd in Neolithic Europe: single event or breeding?, Scientific reports, 4 (2014) 5798.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang D.D., Zhou W., Yan H., Wong M., Lee V., Personalized prediction of EGFR mutation-induced drug resistance in lung cancer, Scientific reports, 3 (2013) 2855.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chiang H.-D., Direct Methods for Stability Analysis of Electric Power Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2010.
An edited book
Roy S., Shaw I.S., Eds., Communicating Differences: Culture, Media, Peace and Conflict Negotiation, Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
de Camargo D.Q., Bodmann B.E.J., Vilhena M.T., Leite S. d. Q.B., A Novel Method for Simulating Spectral Nuclear Reactor Criticality by a Spatially Dependent Volume Size Control, in: Constanda C., Harris P.J. (Eds.), Integral Methods in Science and Engineering: Computational and Analytic Aspects, Birkhäuser, Boston, MA, 2011, pp.35–45.

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 KONA Powder and Particle Journal.

Blog post
Andrew E., 2015, Many Bats Hate Long Commutes – Here’s How To Help Them <> accessed 30.10.2018, IFLScience.


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, Federal Research: Concerns About the Superconducting Super Collider (No. T-RCED-92-48), U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lieberman V., One yard shy of empowerment: Cinematic portrayals of female athletes (Doctoral dissertation), Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 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
Wagner J., Cubs Slugger Admits He May Cry Over His Unlikely Return to Action, New York Times, (2016) B10.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Rubinsztein, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Aanen and Bisseling, 2014; Rubinsztein, 2006).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Aanen and Bisseling, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleKONA Powder and Particle Journal
ISSN (print)0288-4534
ISSN (online)2187-5537

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