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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Offringa R (2006) Cancer. Cancer immunotherapy is more than a numbers game. Science 314:68–69
A journal article with 2 authors
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Schaff DP, Richards PG (2004) Repeating seismic events in China. Science 303:1176–1178
A journal article with 3 authors
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Costello C, Gaines SD, Lynham J (2008) Can catch shares prevent fisheries collapse? Science 321:1678–1681
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Leininger S, Urich T, Schloter M, et al (2006) Archaea predominate among ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes in soils. Nature 442:806–809

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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Pilot MJ (2014) Driving Sustainability to Business Success. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Fernandez B (2013) Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus: A Sixty Year Journey 1896 — 1956. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Aksamit AJ (2013) Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. In: Jackson AC (ed) Viral Infections of the Human Nervous System. Springer, Basel, pp 65–86

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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Luntz S (2015) This Is The True Size Of Africa. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/africas-size-perspective/. 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) Surface Effect Ships. 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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Iniguez A (2013) The Latino immigrant families and involvement with child welfare system: 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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Cooper M (2017) Swiss Conductor Will Lead the Vienna State Opera. New York Times C6

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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