How to format your references using the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 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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Fraser B (2014) The first South Americans: Extreme living. Nature 514:24–26
A journal article with 2 authors
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Rappuoli R, Aderem A (2011) A 2020 vision for vaccines against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Nature 473:463–469
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ben-Yehuda S, Rudner DZ, Losick R (2003) RacA, a bacterial protein that anchors chromosomes to the cell poles. Science 299:532–536
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Hudson AL, Weir C, Moon E, Harvie R, Klebe S, Clarke SJ, Pavlakis N, Howell VM (2014) Establishing a panel of chemo-resistant mesothelioma models for investigating chemo-resistance and identifying new treatments for mesothelioma. Sci Rep 4:6152

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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Kracke E-A, Lodde K (2011) Leitfaden Straßenbrücken. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Szabó R, Zhu H, Imre S, Chaparadza R (2011) Access Networks: 5th International ICST Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2010 and First ICST International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in Access Networks, SELFMAGICNETS 2010, Budapest, Hungary, November 3-5, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Hoki K, Yamaki M, Fujimura Y (2008) Optical Control of Chiral Molecular Motors. In: Chin SL, Agostini P, Ferrante G (eds) Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science III. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 93–112

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 Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

Blog post
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Andrew D (2016) Did We Used To Have Two Sleeps Rather Than One? Should We Again? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/did-we-used-to-have-two-sleeps-rather-than-one-should-we-again/. 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 (1994) GSEs: Implications of Removing State and Local Tax Exemption. 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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Gelbart O (2008) Integrated hardware/software approaches to software security for embedded systems. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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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Kounios J (2017) Eureka? Yes, Eureka! New York Times SR6

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 titleAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
AbbreviationAnal. Bioanal. Chem.
ISSN (print)1618-2642
ISSN (online)1618-2650
ScopeBiochemistry
Analytical Chemistry

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