How to format your references using the Oxidation of Metals citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Oxidation of Metals. 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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McGloin D. Applied physics: Optical trapping for space mirrors. Nature. 2014;506:437–438.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Prather MJ, Blake DR. F. Sherwood Rowland (1927-2012). Nature. 2012;484:168.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chen Y, Emerson JJ, Martin TM. Evolutionary genomics: codon volatility does not detect selection. Nature. 2005;433:E6-7; discussion E7-8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Wolf IML, Fan Z, Rauh M, et al. Histone deacetylases inhibition by SAHA/Vorinostat normalizes the glioma microenvironment via xCT equilibration. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:6226.

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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Yakir B. Extremes in Random Fields: A Theory and its Applications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
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Brain Function and Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
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Singhal V, Aggarwal P. Using Coverage to Deploy Formal Verification in a Simulation World. In: Gopalakrishnan G, Qadeer S, eds. Computer Aided Verification: 23rd International Conference, CAV 2011, Snowbird, UT, USA, July 14-20, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011:44–49.

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 Oxidation of Metals.

Blog post
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Luntz S. A Third Of Giant Stars Wander Through The Galaxy. IFLScience. 2015; Available at: https://www.iflscience.com/space/third-giant-stars-wander-through-galaxy/. 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
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Government Accountability Office. Navigation Planning: Need for a New Direction. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

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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Ballard KJ. Frequent factors for psychiatric hospital readmission. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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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Healy J, Pérez-Peña R, Blinder A. Stalled Over Gulf, Storm Deepens Texans’ Soggy Misery. New York Times. 2017;A1.

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 titleOxidation of Metals
ISSN (print)0030-770X
ISSN (online)1573-4889
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