How to format your references using the Chromatographia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chromatographia. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Barrett TA (2012) Developmental biology. Intestinal wound healing requires a Wnt balancing act. Science 338:51–52
A journal article with 2 authors
Wilder-Smith A, Gubler DJ (2015) PUBLIC HEALTH. Dengue vaccines at a crossroad. Science 350:626–627
A journal article with 3 authors
Rozin P, Haidt J, Fincher K (2009) Psychology. From oral to moral. Science 323:1179–1180
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Garner MH, Li H, Chen Y, et al (2018) Comprehensive suppression of single-molecule conductance using destructive σ-interference. Nature 558:415–419

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tjong SC (2012) Polymer Composites with Carbonaceous Nanofillers. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Tsao JW (2012) Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis, Management, and Rehabilitation. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Yoshihara N, Veneziani R (2012) Profits and exploitation: a reappraisal. In: Kusuoka S, Maruyama T (eds) Advances in Mathematical Economics Volume 16. Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp 85–109

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 Chromatographia.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Can The Earth Feed 11 Billion People? Four Reasons To Fear A Malthusian Future. 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 (1990) Tax System Modernization: Status of IRS’ Input Processing Initiative. 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
Ross NJ (2015) Facilitating shared understanding: A grounded theory for decision-making in pain management. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Crow K (2001) A West Side Stepchild Seeks Respect for Its Roots. New York Times 147

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 titleChromatographia
ISSN (print)0009-5893
ISSN (online)1612-1112
Clinical Biochemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry

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