How to format your references using the Transport in Porous Media citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transport in Porous Media. 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
Macilwain, C.: Time to cry out for academic freedom. Nature. 527, 277 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Wigley, T.M., Raper, S.C.: Interpretation of high projections for global-mean warming. Science. 293, 451–454 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Donner, S.D., Kandlikar, M., Zerriffi, H.: Environment and development. Preparing to manage climate change financing. Science. 334, 908–909 (2011)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Genoux, D., Haditsch, U., Knobloch, M., Michalon, A., Storm, D., Mansuy, I.M.: Protein phosphatase 1 is a molecular constraint on learning and memory. Nature. 418, 970–975 (2002)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Müller, B., Van de Voorde, M.: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Human Health. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany (2017)
An edited book
Awange, J.L.: Geospatial Algebraic Computations: Theory and Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Bhansali, P., Roychowdhury, J.: Injection Locking Analysis and Simulation of Weakly Coupled Oscillator Networks. In: Li, P., Silveira, L.M., and Feldmann, P. (eds.) Simulation and Verification of Electronic and Biological Systems. pp. 71–93. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2011)

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 Transport in Porous Media.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: The Deep Influence Of The A-Bomb On Anime And Manga


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
Government Accountability Office: Space Shuttle: NASA’s Procurement of Solid Rocket Booster Motors. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1986)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Buzinski, P.: Exploring job satisfaction of long-term virtual employees, (2009)

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
Dominus, S.: Singing Together Again, (2016)

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Macilwain 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Macilwain 2015; Wigley and Raper 2001).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Wigley and Raper 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Genoux et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleTransport in Porous Media
AbbreviationTransp. Porous Media
ISSN (print)0169-3913
ISSN (online)1573-1634
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering

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