How to format your references using the Microporous and Mesoporous Materials citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 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
H. Kanamori, Earthquake physics and real-time seismology, Nature. 451 (2008) 271–273.
A journal article with 2 authors
A.M. New, B. Lehner, Systems biology: Network evolution hinges on history, Nature. 523 (2015) 297–298.
A journal article with 3 authors
C.-Y.T. Li, M.-M. Poo, Y. Dan, Burst spiking of a single cortical neuron modifies global brain state, Science. 324 (2009) 643–646.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Z. Ding, S. Liu, X. Wang, M. Khaidakov, Y. Dai, J.L. Mehta, Oxidant stress in mitochondrial DNA damage, autophagy and inflammation in atherosclerosis, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 1077.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
C.C. Morocco, C.M. Aguilar, C. Bershad, A.W. Kotula, A. Hindin, Supported Literacy for Adolescents, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2008.
An edited book
C. Sun, T. Bednarz, T.D. Pham, P. Vallotton, D. Wang, eds., Signal and Image Analysis for Biomedical and Life Sciences, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
M.E. López-Lambas, Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Areas, in: S. Rauch, G.M. Morrison, A. Monzón (Eds.), Highway and Urban Environment: Proceedings of the 9th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2010: pp. 39–47.

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 Microporous and Mesoporous Materials.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Bee Battles: Why Our Native Pollinators Are Losing The War, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 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, Strategic Airlift: Improvements in C-5 Mission Capability Can Help Meet Airlift Requirements, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
D.M. Pappa, A Study of Various Process Factors in the Scale Up of a High Shear Granulated Product, Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, 2002.

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
S. Kishkovsky, Russia Sentences Estonian to 15 Years in Spy Case, New York Times. (2015) A10.

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 titleMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
AbbreviationMicroporous Mesoporous Mater.
ISSN (print)1387-1811
ScopeGeneral Chemistry
Mechanics of Materials
General Materials Science
Condensed Matter Physics

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