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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Bennett R (2009) Journal club. A microbiologist wonders what turns us on. Nature 461:15
A journal article with 2 authors
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Mehta MP, Baross JA (2006) Nitrogen fixation at 92 degrees C by a hydrothermal vent archaeon. Science 314:1783–1786
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mohr JT, Krout MR, Stoltz BM (2008) Natural products as inspiration for the development of asymmetric catalysis. Nature 455:323–332
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Makino Y, Cao R, Svensson K, et al (2001) Inhibitory PAS domain protein is a negative regulator of hypoxia-inducible gene expression. Nature 414:550–554

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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Bliesner DM (2006) Establishing a CGMP Laboratory Audit System. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Nickel NH, Terukov E (2005) Zinc Oxide — A Material for Micro- and Optoelectronic Applications. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Kuboň V, Lopatková M (2015) Word-Order Analysis Based Upon Treebank Data. In: Sidorov G, Galicia-Haro SN (eds) Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: 14th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2015, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, October 25-31, 2015, Proceedings, Part I. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 47–58

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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Andrew E (2015) Spectacular New Image Of The Magellanic Clouds Released. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/magical-magellanic-clouds/. 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 (1991) FAA Registry Systems: Key Steps Need to Be Performed Before Modernization Proceeds. 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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Dhah S (2015) The relationship between job-embedded professional development and special education teacher self-efficacy in hard-to-staff middle schools. 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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Marx L (2016) Two Men Gone Country and Their Dreamgirls. New York Times ST11

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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