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]
Svejstrup JQ. Transcription. Histones face the FACT. Science. 2003;301:1053–1055.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Ratnieks FLW, Carreck NL. Ecology. Clarity on honey bee collapse? Science. 2010;327:152–153.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Balazs AC, Emrick T, Russell TP. Nanoparticle polymer composites: where two small worlds meet. Science. 2006;314:1107–1110.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Xu Z, Ao Z, Chu D, et al. Reversible hydrophobic to hydrophilic transition in graphene via water splitting induced by UV irradiation. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:6450.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bennett DH. Bennett’s Cardiac Arrhythmias. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Voland E, Schiefenhövel W, editors. The Biological Evolution of Religious Mind and Behavior. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Catthoor F, Raghavan P, Lambrechts A, et al. Clustered L0 (Loop) Buffer Organization and Combination with Data Clusters. In: Raghavan P, Lambrechts A, Jayapala M, et al., editors. Ultra-Low Energy Domain-Specific Instruction-Set Processors. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2010. p. 115–141.

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]
Andrew E. How To Stop Your Phone From Being Hacked [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/how-stop-your-phone-being-hacked/.

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. ADP Equipment: Buying Through GSA’s Office of Technology Plus Stores. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1985. Report No.: IMTEC-86-2BR. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Valeika SR. The epidemiology of varicella under a two -dose vaccination strategy: Results of a mathematical transmission model with a novel strategy of sensitivity analysis [Doctoral dissertation]. [Chapel Hill, NC]: University of North Carolina; 2008.

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]
Gavin J. Even at 94, Brazil’s Grande Dame of the Stage Can’t Stop Singing. New York Times. 2016 Sep 19;C6.

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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