How to format your references using the Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 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
Sovacool BK. 2012. Energy. Deploying off-grid technology to eradicate energy poverty. Science. 338(6103):47–48
A journal article with 2 authors
Jiang P, Beauchamp GK. 2014. Evolution. Sensing nectar’s sweetness. Science. 345(6199):878–79
A journal article with 3 authors
Samokhvalov AV, Shekhter RI, Buzdin AI. 2014. Stimulation of a singlet superconductivity in SFS weak links by spin-exchange scattering of cooper pairs. Sci. Rep. 4:5671
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Chou C-W, Laurat J, Deng H, Choi KS, de Riedmatten H, et al. 2007. Functional quantum nodes for entanglement distribution over scalable quantum networks. Science. 316(5829):1316–20

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Curry SH, Whelpton R. 2010. Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
An edited book
White B, King I, Tsang P, eds. 2011. Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. XVIII, 435 p p.
A chapter in an edited book
Zazkis R, Sinclair N, Liljedahl P. 2013. Linear Measurement: How Long is a Stick? In Lesson Play in Mathematics Education: A Tool for Research and Professional Development, ed N Sinclair, P Liljedahl, pp. 33–52. New York, NY: Springer

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 Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J. 2016. SpaceX Has Released 3 Camera Views Of Its Latest Rocket Barge Landing. IFLScience.


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. 1990. Space Program: Space Debris a Potential Threat to Space Station and Shuttle. IMTEC-90-18, 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
Demenkoff JH. 2014. Evolution and emergence of the masculinities: Epiphanies and epiphenomena of the male athlete and dancer. Doctoral dissertation thesis. Pacifica Graduate Institute

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
Tavernise S, Kovaleski SF, Turkewitz J. 2017. ‘I Wish I Could Tell You He Was a Miserable Bastard.’ New York Times, Oct. 7, p. A1

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleAnnual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
AbbreviationAnnu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng.
ISSN (print)1947-5438
ISSN (online)1947-5446
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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