How to format your references using the Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research. 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
P. Smaglik, Europe goes back to basics, Nature. 426 (2003) 365.
A journal article with 2 authors
K. Vaahtomeri, M. Sixt, Physiology: Relax and come in, Nature. 514 (2014) 441–442.
A journal article with 3 authors
E. Ahissar, R. Sosnik, S. Haidarliu, Transformation from temporal to rate coding in a somatosensory thalamocortical pathway, Nature. 406 (2000) 302–306.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
S. Cufí, A. Vazquez-Martin, C. Oliveras-Ferraros, B. Corominas-Faja, E. Cuyàs, E. López-Bonet, B. Martin-Castillo, J. Joven, J.A. Menendez, The anti-malarial chloroquine overcomes primary resistance and restores sensitivity to trastuzumab in HER2-positive breast cancer, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 2469.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
D. Benatar, The Second Sexism, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2012.
An edited book
V. Kokilashvili, Integral Operators in Non-Standard Function Spaces: Volume 1: Variable Exponent Lebesgue and Amalgam Spaces, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
M. Ihara, S. Seko, A. Miyata, R. Aoki, T. Ishida, M. Watanabe, R. Hashimoto, H. Watanabe, Towards More Practical Information Sharing in Disaster Situations, in: S. Yamamoto (Ed.), Human Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services: 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016 Toronto, Canada, July 17-22, 2016. Proceedings, Part II, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016: pp. 32–39.

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 Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research.

Blog post
J. Davis, Public And Experts Disagree On Which Foods Are Healthy, IFLScience. (2016). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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, Stafford Student Loan Program: Correspondence Schools’ Loan Volume Declines Sharply, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A. Bakirci, Proteomic analysis of hepatocyte proteins in response to in vivo iron overload, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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
J. Poniewozik, Sex, Drugs and Archie, New York Times. (2017) C2.

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 titleAdvanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research
ISSN (print)2542-5048

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