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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Eisner JA (2007) Water vapour and hydrogen in the terrestrial-planet-forming region of a protoplanetary disk. Nature 447:562–564
A journal article with 2 authors
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Laage D, Hynes JT (2006) A molecular jump mechanism of water reorientation. Science 311:832–835
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ragunathan K, Jih G, Moazed D (2015) Epigenetics. Epigenetic inheritance uncoupled from sequence-specific recruitment. Science 348:1258699
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Miller MJ, Wei SH, Parker I, Cahalan MD (2002) Two-photon imaging of lymphocyte motility and antigen response in intact lymph node. Science 296:1869–1873

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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Wilmshurst L (2012) Clinical and Educational Child Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK
An edited book
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Lirkov I, Margenov S, Waśniewski J (2006) Large-Scale Scientific Computing: 5th International Conference, LSSC 2005, Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 6-10, 2005. Revised Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Naglieri J (2009) Psychometric Issues in the Assessment of Impairment. In: Naglieri J, Goldstein S (eds) Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 49–57

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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Hale T (2016) Can You Figure Out Where The “Missing Coin” Goes In This Viral Brain Teaser? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/can-you-figure-out-missing-coin-brain-teaser/. 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 (1995) Financing College Facilities: Factors Limit Connie Lee’s Ability to Help More Schools. 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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Graeter CJ (2012) Longitudinal Study of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Subjects in the American Clinical Trial of Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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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Shpigel B (2017) N.H.L.’s Olympics Stance Leaves Players Cold. New York Times B7

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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