How to format your references using the Plasmonics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Plasmonics. 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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Nordhaus WD (2001) Climate change. Global warming economics. Science 294:1283–1284
A journal article with 2 authors
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Collier P, Alles CM (2010) Materials science. Materials ecology: an industrial perspective. Science 330:919–920
A journal article with 3 authors
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Gambetta MC, Oktaba K, Müller J (2009) Essential role of the glycosyltransferase sxc/Ogt in polycomb repression. Science 325:93–96
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Rotter M, Wang Z-S, Boothroyd AT, et al (2014) Mechanism of spin crossover in LaCoO3 resolved by shape magnetostriction in pulsed magnetic fields. Sci Rep 4:7003

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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MacGowan C (2011) The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Calvo Lopez B, Peña E (2012) Patient-Specific Computational Modeling. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Akgün M, Kavak P, Demirci H (2008) New Results on the Key Scheduling Algorithm of RC4. In: Chowdhury DR, Rijmen V, Das A (eds) Progress in Cryptology - INDOCRYPT 2008: 9th International Conference on Cryptology in India, Kharagpur, India, December 14-17, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 40–52

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 Plasmonics.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Streetlamps Go Green. 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 (1996) [Department of the Interior: Migratory Bird Hunting Final Rule]. 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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Hwang YJ (2006) Three Essays on Economics and Risk Perception. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University

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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Kishkovsky S (2007) After Celebrating Winning Bid, Russia Has Work Ahead. New York Times D2

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 titlePlasmonics
AbbreviationPlasmonics
ISSN (print)1557-1955
ISSN (online)1557-1963
ScopeBiochemistry
Biophysics
Biotechnology

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