How to format your references using the Crystallography Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Crystallography Reviews. 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
[1]
Holmes A. Obituary: Alan Graham MacDiarmid (1927-2007). Nature. 2007;446:390.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Phrampus BJ, Hornbach MJ. Recent changes to the Gulf Stream causing widespread gas hydrate destabilization. Nature. 2012;490:527–530.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Tuckerman ME, Marx D, Parrinello M. The nature and transport mechanism of hydrated hydroxide ions in aqueous solution. Nature. 2002;417:925–929.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Zhang H, Gilbert B, Huang F, et al. Water-driven structure transformation in nanoparticles at room temperature. Nature. 2003;424:1025–1029.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Teodorescu PP, Kecs WW, Toma A. Distribution Theory. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Kubicek CP, Druzhinina IS, editors. Environmental and Microbial Relationships. 2nd ed. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Jaggar AM. “Saving Amina”: Global Justice for Women and Intercultural Dialogue. In: Follesdal A, Pogge T, editors. Real World Justice: Grounds, Principles, Human Rights, and Social Institutions. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005. p. 37–63.

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 Crystallography Reviews.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. Top Military Generals Warn That Climate Change Will Create A Major Refugee Crisis [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/top-military-generals-warn-that-climate-change-will-create-a-major-refugee-crisis/.

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. Unmanned Carrier-Based Aircraft System: Debate over System’s Role Led to Focus on Aerial Refueling. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016. Report No.: GAO-16-389R. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Jiang W. Advanced techniques for semantic concept detection in general videos [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: Columbia 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]
Kanter J. E.U. Plans Big Increase in Military Spending. New York Times. 2016 Nov 30;A12.

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 titleCrystallography Reviews
AbbreviationCrystallogr. Rev.
ISSN (print)0889-311X
ISSN (online)1476-3508
ScopeBiochemistry
Structural Biology
General Chemistry
General Materials Science
Condensed Matter Physics

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