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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Mellman I (2001) Setting logical priorities. Nature 410:1026
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kimura S, Yoshioka K (2014) Parathyroid hormone and parathyroid hormone type-1 receptor accelerate myocyte differentiation. Sci Rep 4:5066
A journal article with 3 authors
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Max CE, Canalizo G, de Vries WH (2007) Locating the two black holes in NGC 6240. Science 316:1877–1880
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Berman-Frank I, Lundgren P, Chen YB, Küpper H, Kolber Z, Bergman B, Falkowski P (2001) Segregation of nitrogen fixation and oxygenic photosynthesis in the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. Science 294:1534–1537

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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Vanbésien O (2012) Artificial Materials. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Zhang Y (2012) Future Wireless Networks and Information Systems: Volume 2. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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McGee RW (2009) The Role of Stakeholders in Corporate Governance. In: McGee RW (ed) Corporate Governance in Developing Economies: Country Studies of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 37–42

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 E (2014) Lung Capacity Of A Smoker Vs Non-Smoker. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/lung-capacity-smoker-vs-non-smoker/. 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 (1986) Biotechnology: Analysis of Federally Funded Research. 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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Waugh DL (2012) From forgotten to remembered: The long process of school desegregation in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Prince Edward County, Virginia. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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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Hodgman J (2017) Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times MM22

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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