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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Geisbert TW (2014) Medical research: Ebola therapy protects severely ill monkeys. Nature 514:41–43
A journal article with 2 authors
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Korup O, Montgomery DR (2008) Tibetan plateau river incision inhibited by glacial stabilization of the Tsangpo gorge. Nature 455:786–789
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wu C-I, Shi S, Zhang Y-P (2004) A case for conservation. Nature 428:213–214
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Ha E-M, Oh C-T, Bae YS, Lee W-J (2005) A direct role for dual oxidase in Drosophila gut immunity. Science 310:847–850

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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Lewin MD (2007) Better Software Project Management: A Primer for Success. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Capasso F (2006) Fitofarmacovigilanza: Vigilanza sulla sicurezza dei prodotti fitoterapici. Springer, Milano
A chapter in an edited book
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Henning MA, Yeo A (2013) Total Domination in Trees. In: Yeo A (ed) Total Domination in Graphs. Springer, New York, NY, pp 31–38

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) Newly-Discovered “Bat Frog” Named After Ozzy Osbourne. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/newly-discovered-bat-frog-named-after-ozzy-osbourne/. 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) Weather Satellites: User Views on the Consequences of Eliminating a Civilian Polar Orbiter. 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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Cervantes I (2013) Flexural retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures using Green Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer plates. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Savodnik P (2012) ‘Their First Lenny Bruce Could Be Coming.’ New York Times MM34

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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