How to format your references using the Magnetochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Magnetochemistry. 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
Kirshner, R.P. Astrophysics: Supernova seen through γ-ray eyes. Nature 2014, 512, 375–376.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hedwig, B.; Poulet, J.F.A. Complex auditory behaviour emerges from simple reactive steering. Nature 2004, 430, 781–785.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wilson, R.I.; Turner, G.C.; Laurent, G. Transformation of olfactory representations in the Drosophila antennal lobe. Science 2004, 303, 366–370.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Johnson, M.D.; Oldach, D.; Delwiche, C.F.; Stoecker, D.K. Retention of transcriptionally active cryptophyte nuclei by the ciliate Myrionecta rubra. Nature 2007, 445, 426–428.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Balani, K.; Verma, V.; Agarwal, A.; Narayan, R. Biosurfaces; John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ, 2014; ISBN 9781118950623.
An edited book
Algorithmic Game Theory: 9th International Symposium, SAGT 2016, Liverpool, UK, September 19–21, 2016, Proceedings; Gairing, M., Savani, R., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2016; Vol. 9928; ISBN 9783662533536.
A chapter in an edited book
Nguyen, T.; Phung, D.; Adams, B.; Venkatesh, S. Emotional Reactions to Real-World Events in Social Networks. In New Frontiers in Applied Data Mining: PAKDD 2011 International Workshops, Shenzhen, China, May 24-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers; Cao, L., Huang, J.Z., Bailey, J., Koh, Y.S., Luo, J., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012; pp. 53–64 ISBN 9783642283192.

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 Magnetochemistry.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. Five Known Asteroids Will Give Earth A Close Shave in The Coming Year Available online: (accessed on Oct 30, 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 Airport Financing: Smaller Airports Face Future Funding Shortfalls; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1999;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Annan, F. Spatial pattern of yield distributions: implications for crop insurance. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University: Mississippi State, MS, 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
Kishkovsky, S. Hermitage Is Reeling From Loss Of Artworks. New York Times 2006, E1.

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 titleMagnetochemistry
ISSN (online)2312-7481

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