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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Kuratani S (2013) Evolution. A muscular perspective on vertebrate evolution. Science 341:139–140
A journal article with 2 authors
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Brazeau MD, Ahlberg PE (2006) Tetrapod-like middle ear architecture in a Devonian fish. Nature 439:318–321
A journal article with 3 authors
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Colón-Ramos DA, Margeta MA, Shen K (2007) Glia promote local synaptogenesis through UNC-6 (netrin) signaling in C. elegans. Science 318:103–106
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Sundar LS, Singh MK, Ramana EV, et al (2014) Enhanced thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanodiamond-nickel nanocomposite nanofluids. Sci Rep 4:4039

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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Radoine H (2017) Architecture in Context. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Balogh A (2008) The Heliosphere through the Solar Activity Cycle. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Beloff MJ (2012) Is There A Lex Sportiva? In: Siekmann RCR, Soek J (eds) Lex Sportiva: What is Sports Law? T. M. C. Asser Press, The Hague, The Netherlands, pp 69–89

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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O`Callaghan J (2015) This Ultrathin “Invisibility Cloak” Makes It Impossible To See Microscopic Objects. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/ultrathin-invisibility-cloak-makes-it-impossible-see-microscopic-objects/. 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 (1980) Better Management and More Resources Needed To Strengthen Federal Efforts To Improve Pregnancy Outcome. 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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Starr MJ (2015) Tests for Positive Selection on Genes Encoding Heat Shock Proteins in the Marine Slipper Snail, Crepidula fornicata. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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 (2016) They’re First-Time Rivals. Their Mothers? Close as Longtime Friends. New York Times D2

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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