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
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Richman DD (2015) HIV: Cure by killing. Nature 528:198–199
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hoffman KA, Singer BS (2008) Magnetic source separation in Earth’s outer core. Science 321:1800
A journal article with 3 authors
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Yoshimura K, Onda Y, Fukushima T (2014) Sediment particle size and initial radiocesium accumulation in ponds following the Fukushima DNPP accident. Sci Rep 4:4514
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ishiba T, Nagahara M, Nakagawa T, et al (2014) Periostin suppression induces decorin secretion leading to reduced breast cancer cell motility and invasion. Sci Rep 4:7069

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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McLeish B (2010) Successful Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Luzi L (2012) Cellular Physiology and Metabolism of Physical Exercise. Springer, Milano
A chapter in an edited book
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Chiou A, Wong KW (2010) Auto-explanation System: Player Satisfaction in Strategy-Based Board Games. In: Nakatsu R, Tosa N, Naghdy F, et al (eds) Cultural Computing: Second IFIP TC 14 Entertainment Computing Symposium, ECS 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 46–54

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
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O`Callaghan J (2017) Disney Researchers Make Wireless Power Transfer Breakthrough. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/disney-researchers-make-wireless-power-transfer-breakthrough/. 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 (1988) Highway Safety: Monitoring Practices To Show Compliance With Speed Limits Should Be Reexamined. 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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Dang H (2010) The cummulative incidence estimate versus the Kaplan Meier method in medical research. 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
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Paulson M (2017) ‘Oslo’ Gets a Bump At the Box Office. New York Times C3

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
ScopeCatalysis
General Chemistry

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