How to format your references using the Designed Monomers and Polymers citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Designed Monomers and Polymers. 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]
Brune H. Applied physics. Assembly and probing of spin chains of finite size. Science. 2006;312:1005–1006.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Leonhardt U, Tyc T. Broadband invisibility by non-Euclidean cloaking. Science. 2009;323:110–112.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Yelshanskaya MV, Li M, Sobolevsky AI. Structure of an agonist-bound ionotropic glutamate receptor. Science. 2014;345:1070–1074.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Xu X, Makovicky PJ, Wang Xl X-L, et al. A ceratopsian dinosaur from China and the early evolution of Ceratopsia. Nature. 2002;416:314–317.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Jones GF. Gravity-Driven Water Flow in Networks. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Abraham A, Corchado JM, González SR, et al., editors. International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Fukui A, Funamizu A, Fuchinoue K, et al. Functional Role of Uterine Natural Killer Cells. In: Kanzaki H, editor. Uterine Endometrial Function. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2016. p. 61–81.

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 Designed Monomers and Polymers.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Early Human Diversity Underestimated [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/early-human-diversity-underestimated/.

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. Department of Transportation: Key Issues and Management Challenges, 2013. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013. Report No.: GAO-13-402T. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Hufnagel D. Search for the Cabibbo-Supressed D+ Meson Decays D+ → π+π 0 and D+ → K+ π0 [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2005.

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]
Koblin J. Political Journalist Halperin Posts Apology to Women He ‘Mistreated.’ New York Times. 2017 Oct 27;B6.

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 titleDesigned Monomers and Polymers
AbbreviationDes. Monomers Polym.
ISSN (online)1568-5551
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics

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