How to format your references using the Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening. 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
Chakravarty, S. Physics. From Complexity to Simplicity. Science, 2008, 319, 735–736.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sigman, D.M.; Boyle, E.A. Glacial/Interglacial Variations in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. Nature, 2000, 407, 859–869.
A journal article with 3 authors
Freitas, R.; Zhang, G.; Cohn, M.J. Evidence That Mechanisms of Fin Development Evolved in the Midline of Early Vertebrates. Nature, 2006, 442, 1033–1037.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wehrli, M.; Dougan, S.T.; Caldwell, K.; O’Keefe, L.; Schwartz, S.; Vaizel-Ohayon, D.; Schejter, E.; Tomlinson, A.; DiNardo, S. Arrow Encodes an LDL-Receptor-Related Protein Essential for Wingless Signalling. Nature, 2000, 407, 527–530.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Papadimitriou, G.I.; Tsimoulas, P.A.; Obaidat, M.S.; Pomportsis, A.S. Multiwavelength Optical LANs; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2005.
An edited book
Sexual Violence: Evidence Based Policy and Prevention; Jeglic, E.L.; Calkins, C., Eds.; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Ferragina, P.; Venturini, R. Web Search. In The Power of Algorithms: Inspiration and Examples in Everyday Life; Ausiello, G.; Petreschi, R., Eds.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013; pp. 107–137.

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 & High Throughput Screening.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. Astronomers Have Observed A Planet-Devouring Star (accessed Oct 30, 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. GAO Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes; AIMD-00-82R; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jiang, W. Advanced Techniques for Semantic Concept Detection in General Videos. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University: New York, NY, 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
Kelly, M. THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: News Analysis; The Center of Attention. New York Times, 1992, A1.

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 & High Throughput Screening
AbbreviationComb. Chem. High Throughput Screen.
ISSN (print)1386-2073
ISSN (online)1875-5402
ScopeOrganic Chemistry
Computer Science Applications
General Medicine
Drug Discovery

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