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]
Benderly BL. Not your father’s postdoc. Science 2005;308:717–8.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Steltzer H, Post E. Ecology. Seasons and life cycles. Science 2009;324:886–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Weaver JC, Vaughan TE, Astumian RD. Biological sensing of small field differences by magnetically sensitive chemical reactions. Nature 2000;405:707–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Dong C, Huang F, Deng H, Schaffrath C, Spencer JB, O’Hagan D, et al. Crystal structure and mechanism of a bacterial fluorinating enzyme. Nature 2004;427:561–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Liphard KG. Labormanagement. D-69451 Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
de Rooij M, Van Tittelboom K, De Belie N, Schlangen E, editors. Self-Healing Phenomena in Cement-Based Materials: State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM Technical Committee 221-SHC: Self-Healing Phenomena in Cement-Based Materials. vol. 11. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lai J, Deng RH, Liu S, Weng J, Zhao Y. Identity-Based Encryption Secure against Selective Opening Chosen-Ciphertext Attack. In: Nguyen PQ, Oswald E, editors. Advances in Cryptology – EUROCRYPT 2014: 33rd Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 11-15, 2014. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014, p. 77–92.

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. Seawater Can Reach Right To The Edge Of The Earth’s Core. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/seawater-can-reach-right-to-the-edge-of-the-earths-core/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Concerns Over Labor’s Ability To Implement the Job Training Partnership Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1985.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Stahlhut CW. Aerodynamic design optimization of proprotors for convertible-rotor concepts. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, 2012.

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]
LISA W. FODERARO; Reporting for this article was contributed by Ford Fessenden, as well as by Kathleen McGrory in Westchester, Akhtar F, Sophia Chang on, Koblin J, Nate Schweber in, et al. That Sound You Hear? The Market Coming Down to Earth. New York Times 2006:14CN5.

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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