How to format your references using the Catalysis Letters citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Catalysis Letters. 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
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Laughlin RB (2004) Physics. The cup of the hand. Science 303:1475–1477
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ueba H, Wolf M (2005) Chemistry. Lateral hopping requires molecular rocking. Science 310:1774–1775
A journal article with 3 authors
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Janetopoulos C, Jin T, Devreotes P (2001) Receptor-mediated activation of heterotrimeric G-proteins in living cells. Science 291:2408–2411
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Yin J-X, Zhang SS, Li H, et al (2018) Giant and anisotropic many-body spin-orbit tunability in a strongly correlated kagome magnet. Nature 562:91–95

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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Polushkin V (2005) Nuclear Electronics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Hoballah JJ, Lumsden AB (2012) Vascular Surgery. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
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Gulko E, Miller T, Brook A (2016) Technical Considerations in Percutaneous Placement of Spinal Cord Stimulation Devices. In: Manfrè L (ed) Spinal Canal Stenosis. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 87–93

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 Catalysis Letters.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Two More Mysterious Siberian Craters Discovered. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/two-more-mysterious-siberian-craters-discovered/. 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 (2007) National Transportation Safety Board: Observations on the Draft Business Plan for NTSB’s Training Center. 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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Pobat M (2012) It is all in the Mind of the Manager—Using Cognitive Complexity to Explore the Global Mindset—A Comparative Case Study. 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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Greenhouse L (2007) Court Rules Coach’s Violations Are Not a Form of Free Speech. New York Times D6

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 titleCatalysis Letters
AbbreviationCatal. Letters
ISSN (print)1011-372X
ISSN (online)1572-879X
ScopeCatalysis
General Chemistry

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