How to format your references using the Solid State Communications citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Solid State Communications. 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]
V. Gewin, Crunch time for multiple-gene tests, Nature. 445 (2007) 354–355.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
A. Gann, J. Witkowski, The lost correspondence of Francis Crick, Nature. 467 (2010) 519–524.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
C. Yang, Z. Zhong, C.M. Lieber, Encoding electronic properties by synthesis of axial modulation-doped silicon nanowires, Science. 310 (2005) 1304–1307.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Y.-I. Shin, C.H. Schunck, A. Schirotzek, W. Ketterle, Phase diagram of a two-component Fermi gas with resonant interactions, Nature. 451 (2008) 689–693.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
J. Berthier, K.A. Brakke, E. Berthier, Open Microfluidics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2016.
An edited book
[1]
G. Rozenberg, A. Salomaa, J.M. Sempere, C. Zandron, eds., Membrane Computing: 16th International Conference, CMC 2015, Valencia, Spain, August 17-21, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, 1st ed. 2015, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
M. Welk, Amoeba Techniques for Shape and Texture Analysis, in: M. Breuß, A. Bruckstein, P. Maragos, S. Wuhrer (Eds.), Perspectives in Shape Analysis, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016: pp. 73–116.

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 Solid State Communications.

Blog post
[1]
R. Andrews, America Has Been Left Out Of An Official Climate Declaration Issued By G7 Ministers, IFLScience. (2017). https://www.iflscience.com/environment/america-has-been-left-out-of-an-official-climate-declaration-issued-by-g7-ministers/ (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, No Child Left Behind Act: Most Students with Disabilities Participated in Statewide Assessments, but Inclusion Options Could Be Improved, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2005.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
M.M. Hart, R&D Characteristics and Organizational Structure: Case Studies of University-Industry Research Centers, Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2013.

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]
J.C. McKINLEY Jr, City Will Pay $4 Million in N.B.A. Player’s Arrest, New York Times. (2017) A21.

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 titleSolid State Communications
AbbreviationSolid State Commun.
ISSN (print)0038-1098
ScopeGeneral Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Condensed Matter Physics

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