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
Ye, J. Cell biology. Protease sets site-1 on lysosomes. Science 2011, 333, 50–51.
A journal article with 2 authors
Minton, D.A.; Malhotra, R. A record of planet migration in the main asteroid belt. Nature 2009, 457, 1109–1111.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mansouri, F.A.; Buckley, M.J.; Tanaka, K. Mnemonic function of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in conflict-induced behavioral adjustment. Science 2007, 318, 987–990.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Honda, K.; Ohba, Y.; Yanai, H.; Negishi, H.; Mizutani, T.; Takaoka, A.; Taya, C.; Taniguchi, T. Spatiotemporal regulation of MyD88-IRF-7 signalling for robust type-I interferon induction. Nature 2005, 434, 1035–1040.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kaisler, S.H. Software Paradigms; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2005; ISBN 9780471703563.
An edited book
Bunin, B.A. Chemoinformatics: Theory, Practice, & Products; Siesel, B., Morales, G.A., Bajorath, J., Eds.; Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2007; ISBN 9781402050008.
A chapter in an edited book
Hong, W.; Wang, H. Branching Structures Within Random Walks and Their Applications. In Branching Processes and Their Applications; del Puerto, I.M., González, M., Gutiérrez, C., Martínez, R., Minuesa, C., Molina, M., Mota, M., Ramos, A., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Statistics; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; pp. 57–73 ISBN 9783319316390.

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. Trees Trap Environmental Particulate Matter (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 FCC: Facilitate Future Development of Paging Systems and Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, and Competitive Bidding; 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
Baruth, L.E. Joan Tower and the clarinet: An examination of her compositional style and a performer’s guide to “RAIN WAVES” (1997) and “A GIFT” (2007). Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

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
Brantley, B. Stoppard for an Age of Uncertainty. New York Times 2017, AR16.

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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