How to format your references using the Progress in Solid State Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Progress in Solid State Chemistry. 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
[1]
Sieradzki K. Materials science. Potential solutions for creating responsive materials. Science 2011;332:1158–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Feany MB, Bender WW. A Drosophila model of Parkinson’s disease. Nature 2000;404:394–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Roche D, Paillard D, Cortijo E. Constraints on the duration and freshwater release of Heinrich event 4 through isotope modelling. Nature 2004;432:379–82.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Lin C-W, Zhao Z, Kim J, Huang J. Pencil drawn strain gauges and chemiresistors on paper. Sci Rep 2014;4:3812.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hens H. Applied Building Physics. Berlin, Germany: Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Reynders N. Ultra-Low-Voltage Design of Energy-Efficient Digital Circuits. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Peterson A. Civic Virtue and Global Responsibilities. In: Print M, Tan C, editors. Educating “Good” Citizens in a Globalising World for the Twenty-First Century, Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2015, p. 49–64.

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 Progress in Solid State Chemistry.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti A. Scientists Found A New Way To Test Relativity Using Stars And A Supermassive Black Hole. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/scientists-found-a-new-way-to-test-relativity-using-stars-and-a-supermassive-black-hole/ (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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Coordination, Policy Development, and Implementation for International Telecommunications Facilities. 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
[1]
Tabellario CM. A plan to establish a financial counseling center on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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
[1]
Shultz GP, Halstead T. Paris Deal Benefits Business. New York Times 2017:A23.

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 titleProgress in Solid State Chemistry
AbbreviationProg. Solid State Chem.
ISSN (print)0079-6786
ScopePhysical and Theoretical Chemistry
General Materials Science
Condensed Matter Physics

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