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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Le Hur K (2015) Condensed-matter physics: Quantum dots and the Kondo effect. Nature 526:203–204
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sharp MD, Pogliano K (2002) Role of cell-specific SpoIIIE assembly in polarity of DNA transfer. Science 295:137–139
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lutz W, Sanderson W, Scherbov S (2001) The end of world population growth. Nature 412:543–545
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ying Q-L, Wray J, Nichols J, et al (2008) The ground state of embryonic stem cell self-renewal. Nature 453:519–523

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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Abner DJ (2016) The ETF Handbook. John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Kubátová H, Hochberger C, Daněk M, Sick B (2013) Architecture of Computing Systems – ARCS 2013: 26th International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, February 19-22, 2013. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Chen Y, Cui X, Mei H (2013) Parray: A Unifying Array Representation for Heterogeneous Parallelism. In: Yuen DA, Wang L, Chi X, et al (eds) GPU Solutions to Multi-scale Problems in Science and Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 91–113

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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Luntz S (2014) Scientists Claim They Are Close To Cloning A Mammoth. 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 (2000) Information Technology: Update on VA Actions to Implement Critical Reforms. 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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Koester A (2017) It All Started on a Lake. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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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Billard M (2010) For Stepping Across a Bridge. New York Times E5

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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