How to format your references using the Nanomedicine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nanomedicine. 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
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Smaglik P. Reversal of fortune. Nature. 433(7026), 663 (2005).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Frégnac Y, Laurent G. Neuroscience: Where is the brain in the Human Brain Project? Nature. 513(7516), 27–29 (2014).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Dean R, Bonsall MB, Pizzari T. Evolution. Aging and sexual conflict. Science. 316(5823), 383–384 (2007).
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Chen X, Ma R, Zhou H, et al. Activating the microscale edge effect in a hierarchical surface for frosting suppression and defrosting promotion. Sci. Rep. 3, 2515 (2013).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Minenna M. The Incomplete Currency: The Future of the Euro and Solutions for the Eurozone. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
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Lehnert R, editor. Energy-Aware Communications: 17th International Workshop, EUNICE 2011, Dresden, Germany, September 5-7, 2011. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
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Robben ACGM. Social Trauma, National Mourning, and Collective Guilt in Post-Authoritarian Argentina. In: Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma. Broch-Due V, Bertelsen BE (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, Cham, 91–115 (2016).

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 Nanomedicine.

Blog post
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Andrew D. How Our Autistic Ancestors Played An Important Role In Human Evolution [Internet]. IFLScience (2017). Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/how-our-autistic-ancestors-played-an-important-role-in-human-evolution/.

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
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Government Accountability Office. Representational Funds: State Department Expenditures at Selected Posts. 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
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Daly KM. Cinema 3.0: How digital and computer technologies are changing cinema. (2008).

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
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Hartman S. Love, Redeployed. New York Times, MB1 (2015).

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 titleNanomedicine
AbbreviationNanomedicine (Lond.)
ISSN (print)1743-5889
ISSN (online)1748-6963
ScopeBioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
General Materials Science
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Development

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