How to format your references using the Microsystem Technologies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Microsystem Technologies. 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
Schmidt-Kaler F (2014) Quantum physics: feel the force. Nature 510:349
A journal article with 2 authors
Kohno M, Koizumi Y (2000) Tokaimura accident. Neutron dose estimates from 5-yen coins. Nature 406:693
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee H, Habas R, Abate-Shen C (2004) MSX1 cooperates with histone H1b for inhibition of transcription and myogenesis. Science 304:1675–1678
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Derry LA, Kurtz AC, Ziegler K, Chadwick OA (2005) Biological control of terrestrial silica cycling and export fluxes to watersheds. Nature 433:728–731

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Preber BJ (2014) Financial Expert Witness Communication. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Yao J, Lingras P, Wu W-Z, et al (eds) (2007) Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology: Second International Conference, RSKT 2007, Toronto, Canada, May 14-16, 2007. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Bakir A, Chesler G, de la Torriente M (2016) Using Core Motion to Save Motion Data. In: Chesler G, Torriente M de la (eds) Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 99–117

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 Microsystem Technologies.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) FDA Approves Tech That Helps Blind People “See” With Their Tongue. In: IFLScience. 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 (2015) Accessible Communications: FCC Should Evaluate the Effectiveness of Its Public Outreach 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
Lee T (2013) Implementation of an after-school program to reduce the suicide risk of transgender youth: A grant proposal. 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
Kelly T (2006) Performing Miracles, With Wrench and Rivet. New York Times 144

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schmidt-Kaler 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Kohno and Koizumi 2000; Schmidt-Kaler 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kohno and Koizumi 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Derry et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleMicrosystem Technologies
AbbreviationMicrosyst. Technol.
ISSN (print)0946-7076
ISSN (online)1432-1858
ScopeHardware and Architecture
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Condensed Matter Physics

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