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
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Bourzac K (2015) Spiders: Web of intrigue. Nature 519:S4-6
A journal article with 2 authors
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Zhuo S, Ni M (2014) Label-free and real-time imaging of dehydration-induced DNA conformational changes in cellular nucleus using second harmonic microscopy. Sci Rep 4:7416
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Amari T, Luciani J-F, Aly J-J (2015) Small-scale dynamo magnetism as the driver for heating the solar atmosphere. Nature 522:188–191
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Liu T, Zhang Y, Cai JW, Pan HY (2014) Thermally robust Mo/CoFeB/MgO trilayers with strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Sci Rep 4:5895

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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Stone R, Gutiérrez-Albilla JD (2013) A Companion to Luis Buñuel. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Hutter K (2016) Fluid and Thermodynamics: Volume 2: Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamic Fundamentals. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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MatutinoviĆ I (2010) Energy Security and the Social Use of Energy. In: Barbir F, Ulgiati S (eds) Energy Options Impact on Regional Security. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 93–107

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
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Fang J (2015) Teenage Pot Users Show Poor Long-Term Memory as Adults. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/teenage-pot-users-show-poor-long-term-memory-adults/. 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 (2013) Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Card Reader Pilot Results Are Unreliable; Security Benefits Should Be Reassessed. 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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Oppenheim JN (2017) Examination of Oncology Summer Camp Attendance, Psychosocial Adjustment, and Perceived Social Support Among Pediatric Cancer Patients and Siblings. 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
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Gurley G (2016) Death of a Red Carpet Reporter. New York Times D1

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

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