How to format your references using the ROBOMECH Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for ROBOMECH Journal. 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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Miyamoto K (2014) Structural model of ubiquitin transfer onto an artificial RING finger as an E3 ligase. Sci Rep 4:6574
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kim SW, Ahn J-P (2013) Polycrystalline nanowires of gadolinium-doped ceria via random alignment mediated by supercritical carbon dioxide. Sci Rep 3:1606
A journal article with 3 authors
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Isabel G, Pascual A, Preat T (2004) Exclusive consolidated memory phases in Drosophila. Science 304:1024–1027
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Searle IR, Men AE, Laniya TS, et al (2003) Long-distance signaling in nodulation directed by a CLAVATA1-like receptor kinase. Science 299:109–112

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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Le Chevalier F, Lesselier D, Staraj R (2011) Non-standard Antennas. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Ocampo-Martinez C, Negenborn RR (2015) Transport of Water versus Transport over Water: Exploring the Dynamic Interplay of Transport and Water. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Curto P, Mamede N, Baptista J (2016) Assisting European Portuguese Teaching: Linguistic Features Extraction and Automatic Readability Classifier. In: Zvacek S, Restivo MT, Uhomoibhi J, Helfert M (eds) Computer Supported Education: 7th International Conference, CSEDU 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 23-25, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 81–96

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 ROBOMECH Journal.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) New Research Yields Insight Into The Origins Of Consciousness. 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 (1973) United States Interests and Activities in Nepal. 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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Lee CM (2014) Principals’ Understanding of Teacher Evaluations Connected to the Colorado Student Assessment Program. 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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Kelly M (1992) THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Democrats -- Clinton and Bush Compete to Be Champion of Change; Democrat Fights Perceptions of Bush Gain. New York Times 11

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 titleROBOMECH Journal
AbbreviationROBOMECH J.
ISSN (online)2197-4225
Scope

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