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
Weaver K (2013) Lab life: Scientists are snobs. Nature 495:167–168
A journal article with 2 authors
Boettiger AN, Levine M (2009) Synchronous and stochastic patterns of gene activation in the Drosophila embryo. Science 325:471–473
A journal article with 3 authors
Ishizawa N, Setoguchi H, Yanagisawa K (2013) Structural evolution of calcite at high temperatures: phase V unveiled. Sci Rep 3:2832
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Sharpee TO, Sugihara H, Kurgansky AV, et al (2006) Adaptive filtering enhances information transmission in visual cortex. Nature 439:936–942

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Davis JH (2011) Statistics for Compensation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Despotovic Z, Joseph S, Sartori C (2006) Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing: 4th International Workshop, AP2PC 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 25, 2005. Revised Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Rosling A, Littlemore K (2011) Improving Student Mental Models in a New University Information Setting. In: Rikowski R (ed) Digitisation Perspectives. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 89–101

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
Andrews R (2017) What In The Name Of Thor Are These Icelandic Zig-Zags? 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 (1992) Financial Management: NASA’s Decisions Are Based on Unreliable Systems Data and Reports. 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
Merritt KM (2017) Predicting the Success of Running Back Prospects in the National Football League. 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
Kishkovsky S (2011) Former Arsenal Houses Museum in Kiev, Ukraine. New York Times TR2

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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