How to format your references using the Combinatorial Chemistry - an Online journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Combinatorial Chemistry - an Online journal. 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
[1]
Bowler PJ. Darwin’s Originality. Science 2009;323:223–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Liu J, Diamond J. China’s environment in a globalizing world. Nature 2005;435:1179–86.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Schott D, Yanai I, Hunter CP. Natural RNA interference directs a heritable response to the environment. Sci Rep 2014;4:7387.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Cahoon JF, Sawyer KR, Schlegel JP, Harris CB. Determining transition-state geometries in liquids using 2D-IR. Science 2008;319:1820–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ziska LH, Dukes JS. Weed Biology and Climate Change. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Panigrahi BK, Das S, Suganthan PN, Dash SS, editors. Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing: First International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing, SEMCCO 2010, Chennai, India, December 16-18, 2010. Proceedings. vol. 6466. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Janowitz MF, Dallal D. Dutch Women in an English Colony, Historical Background. In: Janowitz MF, Dallal D, editors. Tales of Gotham, Historical Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Microhistory of New York City, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 59–63.

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 Combinatorial Chemistry - an Online journal.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Unenthusiastic Sex Doesn’t Make You Happy. IFLScience 2015.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Tax System Modernization: An Assessment of IRS’ Design Master Plan. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Murray RW. The Florida Migrant Education Program: An analysis of programmatic and expenditure practices. Doctoral dissertation. Florida Atlantic University, 2010.

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
[1]
Goff PA, Buchanan KS. The Wrong Role for The Police. New York Times 2017:A23.

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 titleCombinatorial Chemistry - an Online journal
ISSN (print)1464-3383
Scope

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