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
Gibson DR (2012) Nuclear deterrence: decisions at the brink. Nature 487:27–29
A journal article with 2 authors
Todd JJ, Marois R (2004) Capacity limit of visual short-term memory in human posterior parietal cortex. Nature 428:751–754
A journal article with 3 authors
Bertet C, Sulak L, Lecuit T (2004) Myosin-dependent junction remodelling controls planar cell intercalation and axis elongation. Nature 429:667–671
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wu Z-Y, Li C, Liang H-W, et al (2014) Carbon nanofiber aerogels for emergent cleanup of oil spillage and chemical leakage under harsh conditions. Sci Rep 4:4079

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fernandez-Maloigne C, Robert-Inacio F, Macaire L (2012) Digital Color. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA
An edited book
Hazewinkel M, Gubareni N, Kirichenko VV (eds) (2007) Algebras, Rings and Modules. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Horspool RN, Tillmann N (2013) The Web. In: Tillmann N (ed) TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 53–69

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 (2016) Three Ways Synthetic Biology Could Annihilate Zika And Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/three-ways-synthetic-biology-could-annihilate-zika-and-other-mosquito-borne-1/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (1995) Air Traffic Control: Analysis of Proposal to Create a Government Corporation. 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
Williams CD (2013) Playing the Hungarian card: An assessment of radical right impact on Slovak and Hungarian party systems and post-Communist democratic stability. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Lane MM (2016) In Forbidden Art, Beauty and Brutality. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gibson 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Todd and Marois 2004; Gibson 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Todd and Marois 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Wu 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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