How to format your references using the Shape Memory and Superelasticity citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Shape Memory and Superelasticity. 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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Dickson D (2000) Mathematicians chase the seven million-dollar proofs. Nature 405:383
A journal article with 2 authors
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Pulendran B, Artis D (2012) New paradigms in type 2 immunity. Science 337:431–435
A journal article with 3 authors
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Girvetz EH, Jaeger JAG, Thorne JH (2007) Comment on “Roadless space of the conterminous United States.” Science 318:1240; author reply 1240
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Li T, Lin Y, Shang Y, et al (2013) Simultaneous measurement of deep tissue blood flow and oxygenation using noncontact diffuse correlation spectroscopy flow-oximeter. Sci Rep 3:1358

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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Chin W (2016) Reservoir Engineering in Modern Oilfields. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Dignum F, Brom C, Hindriks K, et al (2013) Cognitive Agents for Virtual Environments: First International Workshop, CAVE 2012, Held at AAMAS 2012, Valencia, Spain, June 4, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Gamarel KE, Revenson TA (2015) Dyadic Adaptation to Chronic Illness: The Importance of Considering Context in Understanding Couples’ Resilience. In: Skerrett K, Fergus K (eds) Couple Resilience: Emerging Perspectives. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 83–105

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 Shape Memory and Superelasticity.

Blog post
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Hale T (2016) Richard Branson’s New Plane Will Fly You From The US To Europe In 3 Hours. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/richard-bransons-new-plane-will-fly-you-from-the-us-to-europe-in-3-hours/. 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 (1988) Air Safety: FAA’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. 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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Lytle SC (2010) Giving voice to the past: New editions of select repertoire of the 26th Regiment Band, North Carolina troops, C.S.A. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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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Greenhouse L (2005) Court to Rule on What Constitutes Employer Retaliation. New York Times 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 titleShape Memory and Superelasticity
ISSN (print)2199-384X
ISSN (online)2199-3858
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