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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Offerman SE (2004) Materials science. Microstructures in 4D. Science 305:190–191
A journal article with 2 authors
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Apesteguía S, Novas FE (2003) Large Cretaceous sphenodontian from Patagonia provides insight into lepidosaur evolution in Gondwana. Nature 425:609–612
A journal article with 3 authors
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Walsh JP, Cho C, Cohen WM (2005) Science and law. View from the bench: patents and material transfers. Science 309:2002–2003
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Winkler PM, Steiner G, Vrtala A, et al (2008) Heterogeneous nucleation experiments bridging the scale from molecular ion clusters to nanoparticles. Science 319:1374–1377

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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Raymond SU (2013) Recession, Recovery, and Renewal: Long-Term Nonprofit Strategies for Rapid Economic Change. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Martínez-San Miguel Y, Sifuentes-Jáuregui B, Belausteguigoitia M (2016) Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought: Historical and Institutional Trajectories. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Anand R, Das S, Khera P (2016) Monetary Policy Transmission in the Presence of Product and Labor Market Frictions: The Case of India. In: Ghate C, Kletzer KM (eds) Monetary Policy in India: A Modern Macroeconomic Perspective. Springer India, New Delhi, pp 151–169

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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Andrew E (2016) Why Are We Still Searching For The Loch Ness Monster? 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 (1997) FCC: Ka-Band Satellite Application and Licensing Procedure. 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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Miller A (2017) Group Mentoring Program to Empower Transitional-Aged Youth: A Grant Proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Park LS (2013) Endangered Daughters. New York Times BR21

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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