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
Zoller P (2000) Tricks with a single photon. Nature 404:340–341
A journal article with 2 authors
Rivkin RB, Legendre L (2001) Biogenic carbon cycling in the upper ocean: effects of microbial respiration. Science 291:2398–2400
A journal article with 3 authors
Huang N, Xu Y, Jiang D (2014) High-performance heterogeneous catalysis with surface-exposed stable metal nanoparticles. Sci Rep 4:7228
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Jarillo-Herrero P, Sapmaz S, Dekker C, et al (2004) Electron-hole symmetry in a semiconducting carbon nanotube quantum dot. Nature 429:389–392

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Utas G (2006) Robust Communications Software. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Geroldinger A (2009) Combinatorial Number Theory and Additive Group Theory. Birkhäuser, Basel
A chapter in an edited book
Bourgade P, Keating JP (2013) Quantum Chaos, Random Matrix Theory, and the Riemann ζ-function. In: Duplantier B, Nonnenmacher S, Rivasseau V (eds) Chaos: Poincaré Seminar 2010. Springer, Basel, pp 125–168

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
O`Callaghan J (2017) Gene Cernan, The Last Person To Set Foot On The Moon, Dies At 82. 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 (2007) Higher Education: Tuition Continues to Rise, but Patterns Vary by Institution Type, Enrollment, and Educational Expenditures. 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
Liza JS (2009) Mentors’ perceptions of bullying in middle and high school settings. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Bromwich JE, Stack L (2016) ‘Serial’ Podcast Figure Gets New Trial in a Murder He Says He Didn’t Commit. New York Times A17

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zoller 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Zoller 2000; Rivkin and Legendre 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Rivkin and Legendre 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Jarillo-Herrero et al. 2004)

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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