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
Sowers T (2006) Late Quaternary atmospheric CH4 isotope record suggests marine clathrates are stable. Science 311:838–840
A journal article with 2 authors
Turi L, Madarász A (2011) Comment on “Does the hydrated electron occupy a cavity?” Science 331:1387; author reply 1387
A journal article with 3 authors
Titus SL, Wells JA, Rhoades LJ (2008) Repairing research integrity. Nature 453:980–982
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Yoo I, Han CK, Shin D-S, et al (2014) Spatiotemporal path discontinuities of wavepackets propagating across a meta-atom. Sci Rep 4:4634

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sabol S (2016) Case Studies in Mechanical Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Abbas AE (ed) (2015) Interventional Cardiology Imaging: An Essential Guide. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Iyer KM (2013) Osteoarthritis. In: Iyer KM (ed) General Principles of Orthopedics and Trauma. Springer, London, pp 47–57

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 D (2016) There Are 14 Wild Orange-Bellied Parrots Left – This Summer Is Our Last Chance To Save Them. 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 (1989) Serious Problems Continue to Trouble the Air Traffic Control Work Force. 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
Chan K (2012) Planned experiences compared to performance standards for entry-level dietetic interns. 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
Shpigel B (2017) Steelers Flex Muscle, on Ground and Through the Air. New York Times D3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sowers 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Sowers 2006; Turi and Madarász 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Turi and Madarász 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Yoo et al. 2014)

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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