How to format your references using the Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering. 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
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Brantley SL (2008) Geology. Understanding soil time. Science 321:1454–1455
A journal article with 2 authors
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van Doorn GS, Kirkpatrick M (2007) Turnover of sex chromosomes induced by sexual conflict. Nature 449:909–912
A journal article with 3 authors
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Legramandi MA, Schepens B, Cavagna GA (2013) Running humans attain optimal elastic bounce in their teens. Sci Rep 3:1310
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Dixon MJ, Smilek D, Cudahy C, Merikle PM (2000) Five plus two equals yellow. Nature 406:365

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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Cooney N (2015) How to Be Great at Doing Good. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Göringer HU (2008) RNA Editing. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Laouadi MA, Mokhati F, Seridi-Bouchelaghem H (2010) A Novel Formal Specification Approach for Real Time Multi-Agent System Functional Requirements. In: Dix J, Witteveen C (eds) Multiagent System Technologies: 8th German Conference, MATES 2010, Leipzig, Germany, September 27-29, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 15–27

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 Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Slowdown Of Brain’s Waste Removal System Could Drive Alzheimer’s. 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
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Government Accountability Office (2009) Telecommunications: Information on Participation in the E-rate Program (GAO-09-254SP, March 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-09-253. 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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Kolaski GW (2010) Cultural awareness and the U.S. military advisor in the Arab Middle East: A phenomenological study. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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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Loomis G (2012) Carnal Knowledge in a Modern Metropolis: Babylon. New York Times 0

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 titleNanotechnology for Environmental Engineering
AbbreviationNanotechnol. Environ. Eng.
ISSN (print)2365-6379
ISSN (online)2365-6387
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