How to format your references using the Catalysis Surveys from Asia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Catalysis Surveys from Asia. 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
Hanage WP (2014) Microbiology: Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of scepticism. Nature 512:247–248
A journal article with 2 authors
Schofield RMS, Nesson MH (2003) Comment on “High abrasion resistance with sparse mineralization: copper biomineral in worm jaws.” Science 301:1049; author reply 1049
A journal article with 3 authors
Keppler H, Wiedenbeck M, Shcheka SS (2003) Carbon solubility in olivine and the mode of carbon storage in the Earth’s mantle. Nature 424:414–416
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Belonoshko AB, Ramzan M, Mao H-K, Ahuja R (2013) Atomic diffusion in solid molecular hydrogen. Sci Rep 3:2340

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Joyner M (2009) Integration Marketing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Gardner-Bonneau D (2008) Human Factors and Voice Interactive Systems, Second Edition. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Comber B (2006) Critical Literacy Educators at Work. In: Cooper K, White R (eds) The Practical Critical Educator. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 51–65

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 Surveys from Asia.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Should Dying Patients Have The Right To Access Experimental Treatments? In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1996) Transportation and Telecommunications Issue Area: Active Assignments. 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
Bozorgchami B (2017) Time and Bandwidth Efficiency in Transmission of Telemedicine and In-Hospital Patient Data. 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
Harris EA, Moynihan C (2014) Brooklyn Teacher Is Accused of Abusing Girls for 3 Years. New York Times A1

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 Surveys from Asia
AbbreviationCatal. Surv. Asia
ISSN (print)1571-1013
ISSN (online)1574-9266
General Chemistry

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