How to format your references using the Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes. 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
Shastri N (2006) Cell biology. Peptides, scrambled and stitched. Science 313:1398–1399
A journal article with 2 authors
Schorlemmer D, Wiemer S (2005) Earth science: microseismicity data forecast rupture area. Nature 434:1086
A journal article with 3 authors
Delamarre L, Mellman I, Yadav M (2015) Cancer immunotherapy. Neo approaches to cancer vaccines. Science 348:760–761
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Nagata T, Okamoto R, O’brien JL, et al (2007) Beating the standard quantum limit with four-entangled photons. Science 316:726–729

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kondrashov AS (2017) Crumbling Genome. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Makin HLJ, Gower DB (eds) (2010) Steroid Analysis. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Kitromilides Y (2016) Arab Countries in Transition in the Aftermath of the Great Recession: The Policy Options. In: Arestis P, Sawyer M (eds) Emerging Economies During and After the Great Recession. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp 116–153

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 Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Ice Tsunami: What The Hell Is Happening In This Video? In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2004) Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Department of Education Could Improve Its Monitoring and Assistance. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hatton H (2013) How Rural Elementary Building Principals Conceptualize the Programs in Their Schools, the Processes of Connecting Students to Programs, and Their Leadership Role in Doing So. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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 (2012) Russia: Blogger Meets With Cleric. New York Times A7

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Shastri 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Schorlemmer and Wiemer 2005; Shastri 2006).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Schorlemmer and Wiemer 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Nagata et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleMechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes
AbbreviationMech. Adv. Mater. Mod. Process.
ISSN (online)2198-7874

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