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
Cyranoski D (2002) Marie Curie doesn’t live here, Japanese women say. Nature 419:768
A journal article with 2 authors
Law KS, Stohl A (2007) Arctic air pollution: origins and impacts. Science 315:1537–1540
A journal article with 3 authors
Jalili R, Razal JM, Wallace GG (2013) Wet-spinning of PEDOT:PSS/functionalized-SWNTs composite: a facile route toward production of strong and highly conducting multifunctional fibers. Sci Rep 3:3438
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Darling KF, Wade CM, Stewart IA, et al (2000) Molecular evidence for genetic mixing of Arctic and Antarctic subpolar populations of planktonic foraminifers. Nature 405:43–47

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Good PI, Hardin JW (2006) Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Bhattacharyya S, Dutta P, De S, Klepac G (eds) (2016) Hybrid Soft Computing for Image Segmentation. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Farnell J, Crookes PI (2016) Trade. In: Irwin Crookes P (ed) The Politics of EU-China Economic Relations: An Uneasy Partnership. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp 69–94

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
Evans K (2016) Here’s How To Get “Pokémon Go” In The UK On IPhone And Android — Even Though It’s Not Out Here Yet. 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 (1999) Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Status of Bureau of Prisons’ Year 2000 Efforts. 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
Sheldon A (2010) The impact of power restoration and narcissism on aggression. 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
Williams J (2017) One Side Effect of Viagra: Inspiration to Write. New York Times C6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cyranoski 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Cyranoski 2002; Law and Stohl 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Law and Stohl 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Darling et al. 2000)

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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