How to format your references using the Chemosensors citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chemosensors. 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
Bowman, L. Different directions? Nature 2003, 426, 712.
A journal article with 2 authors
Michel-Kerjan, E.; Kunreuther, H. Disaster management. Redesigning flood insurance. Science 2011, 333, 408–409.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hristov, T.S.; Miller, S.D.; Friehe, C.A. Dynamical coupling of wind and ocean waves through wave-induced air flow. Nature 2003, 422, 55–58.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zhao, X.; Meng, G.; Han, F.; Li, X.; Chen, B.; Xu, Q.; Zhu, X.; Chu, Z.; Kong, M.; Huang, Q. Nanocontainers made of various materials with tunable shape and size. Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 2238.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith, J.; Roberts, R. Vital Signs for Nurses; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2015; ISBN 9781119139119.
An edited book
Heat Shock Proteins and Plants; Asea, A.A.A., Kaur, P., Calderwood, S.K., Eds.; Heat Shock Proteins; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; Vol. 10; ISBN 9783319463391.
A chapter in an edited book
Koehl, M.; Le Moal, M.; Abrous, D.N. Stress Disorders. In Neurogenesis in the Adult Brain II: Clinical Implications; Seki, T., Sawamoto, K., Parent, J.M., Alvarez-Buylla, A., Eds.; Springer Japan: Tokyo, 2011; pp. 53–97 ISBN 9784431539445.

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 Chemosensors.

Blog post
Andrew, E. GM Mosquitoes Set To Be Released In Brazil To Combat Dengue Available online: (accessed on Oct 30, 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 Information Technology: Management Improvements Are Essential to VA’s Second Effort to Replace Its Outpatient Scheduling System; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2010;

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Anthony, P.J. Determining courses of action for educational leaders to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix: Phoenix, AZ, 2008.

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
Schmidt, M.S. Mueller Inquiry Seeks Documents On Trump Firings. New York Times 2017, 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 titleChemosensors
AbbreviationChemosensors (Basel)
ISSN (online)2227-9040

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