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
Tabashnik, B.E. Plant Science. Communal Benefits of Transgenic Corn. Science 2010, 330, 189–190.
A journal article with 2 authors
Baumiller, T.K.; Gahn, F.J. Testing Predator-Driven Evolution with Paleozoic Crinoid Arm Regeneration. Science 2004, 305, 1453–1455.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pakull, M.W.; Soria, R.; Motch, C. A 300-Parsec-Long Jet-Inflated Bubble around a Powerful Microquasar in the Galaxy NGC 7793. Nature 2010, 466, 209–212.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Cheng, E.H.Y.; Sheiko, T.V.; Fisher, J.K.; Craigen, W.J.; Korsmeyer, S.J. VDAC2 Inhibits BAK Activation and Mitochondrial Apoptosis. Science 2003, 301, 513–517.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Promislow, S.D. Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2010; ISBN 9781119971528.
An edited book
Advances in Computational Intelligence: 13th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, IWANN 2015, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, June 10-12, 2015. Proceedings, Part II; Rojas, I., Joya, G., Catala, A., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; Vol. 9095; ISBN 9783319192215.
A chapter in an edited book
Johnson, C.F.A.; Varma, J. Command-Line Parsing and Expansion. In Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell; Varma, J., Ed.; Apress: Berkeley, CA, 2015; pp. 29–41 ISBN 9781484201220.

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
Andrew, E. New Research Suggests the Most Recent Ancestor of Neanderthals and Modern Humans Has Not yet Been Discovered Available online: (accessed on 30 October 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 Aviation Acquisition: A Comprehensive Strategy Is Needed for Cultural Change at FAA; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1996;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Yamada, M. The Role of the TRANSPORT INHIBITOR RESPONSE2 (TIR2) Gene in Auxin Synthesis in Arabidopsis. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University: Bloomington, IN, 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
Gustines, G.G. Robert Kirkman Plans New Comic Book Series. New York Times 2017, C3.

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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