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
Prosnitz, D. Science and Law. WMD Sensors--Search and Seizure. Science 2005, 310, 978.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jones, M.K.; Liu, X. Archaeology. Origins of Agriculture in East Asia. Science 2009, 324, 730–731.
A journal article with 3 authors
Burke, M.D.; Berger, E.M.; Schreiber, S.L. Generating Diverse Skeletons of Small Molecules Combinatorially. Science 2003, 302, 613–618.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Svenningsson, P.; Chergui, K.; Rachleff, I.; Flajolet, M.; Zhang, X.; El Yacoubi, M.; Vaugeois, J.-M.; Nomikos, G.G.; Greengard, P. Alterations in 5-HT1B Receptor Function by P11 in Depression-like States. Science 2006, 311, 77–80.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cheng, V.S.; Tong, J.C. Building Sustainability in East Asia; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2017; ISBN 9781119276975.
An edited book
Toponogov, V.A. Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces: A Concise Guide; Rovenski, V.Y., Ed.; Birkhäuser: Boston, MA, 2006; ISBN 9780817643843.
A chapter in an edited book
Castano, V.; Schagaev, I. Impact of Radiation on Electronics. In Resilient computer system design; Schagaev, I., Ed.; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; pp. 79–111 ISBN 9783319150680.

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
Hale, T. How To Get Into The World’s Top University: Oxford Reveals Its Interview Questions 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 Air Traffic Control: Complete and Enforced Architecture Needed for FAA Systems Modernization; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1997;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bailey, S.M. Content Assessment in Intelligent Computer-Aided Language Learning: Meaning Error Diagnosis for English as a Second Language. 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
Hanel, M. A Woman’s Place Is Running the Kitchen. New York Times 2014, MM40.

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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