How to format your references using the ChemTexts citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for ChemTexts. 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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Erb DK (2015) Feedback in low-mass galaxies in the early Universe. Nature 523:169–176
A journal article with 2 authors
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Schneider RA, Helms JA (2003) The cellular and molecular origins of beak morphology. Science 299:565–568
A journal article with 3 authors
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Knigge C, Coe MJ, Podsiadlowski P (2011) Two populations of X-ray pulsars produced by two types of supernova. Nature 479:372–375
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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El Albani A, Bengtson S, Canfield DE, et al (2010) Large colonial organisms with coordinated growth in oxygenated environments 2.1 Gyr ago. Nature 466:100–104

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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Smith RE, Carraher E, DeLisle P (2017) Leading Collaborative Architectural Practice. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Chan K-L, Embil JM (2016) Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Management, 2nd ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Simons RA, Pai SH (2008) Indigenous Land Claims in Canada: A Retrospective Analysis. In: Small G, Malmgren RM, Simons RA (eds) Indigenous Peoples and Real Estate Valuation. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 77–101

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 ChemTexts.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Fire In The Sky: The Southern Lights In Indigenous Oral Traditions. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/fire-sky-southern-lights-indigenous-oral-traditions/. 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 (1998) Air Traffic Control: FAA Has Not Fully Assessed Its User Request Evaluation Tool. 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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Nasrollahzadeh Y (2013) Support group for caregivers of older adults affected by dementia: A grant proposal project. 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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Kanter J (2017) Far-Right Leaders Loathe European Parliament, but Love Its Pay. New York Times A12

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 titleChemTexts
AbbreviationChemTexts
ISSN (online)2199-3793
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