How to format your references using the Microelectronics Reliability citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Microelectronics Reliability. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
[1]
A. Robock, Nuclear winter is a real and present danger, Nature. 473 (2011) 275–276.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
B. Müller, J. Sheen, Advances in cytokinin signaling, Science. 318 (2007) 68–69.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
S. Nemoto, M.M. Fergusson, T. Finkel, Nutrient availability regulates SIRT1 through a forkhead-dependent pathway, Science. 306 (2004) 2105–2108.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
M.P. Russelle, R.V. Morey, J.M. Baker, P.M. Porter, H.-J.G. Jung, Comment on “Carbon-negative biofuels from low-input high-diversity grassland biomass,” Science. 316 (2007) 1567; author reply 1567.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
O. Gywat, H.J. Krenner, J. Berezovsky, Spins in Optically Active Quantum Dots, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2009.
An edited book
[1]
E. Ziemba, ed., Information Technology for Management: Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, ISM 2015 and AITM 2015, Lodz, Poland, September 2015, Revised Selected Papers, 1st ed. 2016, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
P. Campadelli, E. Casiraghi, C. Ceruti, G. Lombardi, A. Rozza, Local Intrinsic Dimensionality Based Features for Clustering, in: A. Petrosino (Ed.), Image Analysis and Processing – ICIAP 2013: 17th International Conference, Naples, Italy, September 9-13, 2013. Proceedings, Part I, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013: pp. 41–50.

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 Microelectronics Reliability.

Blog post
[1]
E. Andrew, California Blue Whales Bounce Back From Whaling, IFLScience. (2014). https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/california-blue-whales-bounce-back-whaling/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, DP Insurance: A Management Tool, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
A.M. Cox, Functional Gain and Change Mechanisms in Post-Production Complex Systems, Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2017.

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
[1]
K. Kelly, L. Thomas Jr, Blackstone Group Joins Forces With Saudis on U.S. Infrastructure Investments, New York Times. (2017) B1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleMicroelectronics Reliability
AbbreviationMicroelectron. Reliab.
ISSN (print)0026-2714
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Surfaces, Coatings and Films
Condensed Matter Physics
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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