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
Vukusic, P. Materials Science. Evolutionary Photonics with a Twist. Science 2009, 325, 398–399.
A journal article with 2 authors
Coburn, W.; Boggs, S.E. Polarization of the Prompt Gamma-Ray Emission from the Gamma-Ray Burst of 6 December 2002. Nature 2003, 423, 415–417.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schön, J.H.; Meng, H.; Bao, Z. Self-Assembled Monolayer Organic Field-Effect Transistors. Nature 2001, 413, 713–716.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Knott, S.R.V.; Wagenblast, E.; Khan, S.; Kim, S.Y.; Soto, M.; Wagner, M.; Turgeon, M.-O.; Fish, L.; Erard, N.; Gable, A.L.; et al. Asparagine Bioavailability Governs Metastasis in a Model of Breast Cancer. Nature 2018, 554, 378–381.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Samuels, J. The Trader’s Pendulum; John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ, 2015; ISBN 9781119002604.
An edited book
Stochastic Analysis for Poisson Point Processes: Malliavin Calculus, Wiener-Itô Chaos Expansions and Stochastic Geometry; Peccati, G., Reitzner, M., Eds.; Bocconi & Springer Series, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance and Economics; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; Vol. 7; ISBN 9783319052328.
A chapter in an edited book
Koplin, R.S.; Wu, E.I.; Ritterband, D.C.; Seedor, J.A. Anatomical Considerations. In The Scrub’s Bible: How to Assist at Cataract and Corneal Surgery with a Primer on the Anatomy of the Human Eye and Self Assessment; Wu, E.I., Ritterband, D.C., Seedor, J.A., Eds.; Springer: New York, NY, 2013; pp. 13–24 ISBN 9781461456438.

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. Moore’s Law Is 50 Years Old But Will It Continue? 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 Intercity Passenger Rail: Congress Faces Critical Decisions in Developing a National Policy; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2002;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pan, X. Using Structural Information in Modeling and Multiple Alignments for Phylogenetics. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University: Columbus, OH, 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
Hahamovitch, C. The Lessons of Belle Glade. New York Times 2013, A25.

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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