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
M.A. Hoyt, Cell biology. Extinguishing a cell cycle checkpoint, Science. 313 (2006) 624–625.
A journal article with 2 authors
N.B. Davies, J.A. Welbergen, Social transmission of a host defense against cuckoo parasitism, Science. 324 (2009) 1318–1320.
A journal article with 3 authors
I. Flores, M.L. Cayuela, M.A. Blasco, Effects of telomerase and telomere length on epidermal stem cell behavior, Science. 309 (2005) 1253–1256.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Z. Xu, Z. Ao, D. Chu, A. Younis, C.M. Li, S. Li, Reversible hydrophobic to hydrophilic transition in graphene via water splitting induced by UV irradiation, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 6450.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J.-P. Martin-Flatin, Web-Based Management of IP Networks and Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2002.
An edited book
A. Malik, E. Grohmann, R. Akhtar, eds., Environmental Deterioration and Human Health: Natural and anthropogenic determinants, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
A. Martin, K.R. Monroe, Identity, Moral Choice, and the Moral Imagination: Is There a Neuroscientific Foundation for Altruism?, in: T. Cross, D. Ambrose (Eds.), Morality, Ethics, and Gifted Minds, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2009: pp. 73–87.

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
E. Andrew, How We Can Break Free From Sexism In Science, IFLScience. (2015). (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, Hispanic Employment: Best Practices Used by Selected Agencies and Companies, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
C. Johnson, Directed blogging with community college ESL students: Its effects on awareness of language acquisition processes, Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, 2012.

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
L. Greenhouse, Detainees at Guantánamo Fight Further Appeal Delay, New York Times. (2008) A17.

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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