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
Kempermann G (2013) Neuroscience. What the bomb said about the brain. Science 340:1180–1181
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhu M, Yu X (2002) A primitive fish close to the common ancestor of tetrapods and lungfish. Nature 418:767–770
A journal article with 3 authors
Altizer S, Bartel R, Han BA (2011) Animal migration and infectious disease risk. Science 331:296–302
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Soloviev AV, Lukas R, Donelan MA, et al (2014) The air-sea interface and surface stress under tropical cyclones. Sci Rep 4:5306

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mattone J, Vaidya N (2016) Cultural Transformations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Andreescu T (2009) Mathematical Olympiad Challenges. Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
Guerreiro RPR (2005) Accessibility of Database Information to Facilitate Early Detection of Extreme Events to Help Mitigate Their Impacts on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. In: Sivakumar MVK, Motha RP, Das HP (eds) Natural Disasters and Extreme Events in Agriculture: Impacts and Mitigation. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 51–70

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
Hamilton K (2016) Three Ways Facebook Could Reduce Fake News Without Resorting To Censorship. 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 (1973) Certain Weaknesses in the Administration of the Neighborhood Youth Corps Out-of-School Project in Cleveland, Ohio. 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
Dhah S (2015) The relationship between job-embedded professional development and special education teacher self-efficacy in hard-to-staff middle schools. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Harwood J (2017) Why Trumpism May Not Endure. New York Times A27

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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