How to format your references using the Dyes and Pigments citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Dyes and Pigments. 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]
Clement CM. Astronomy. Of clusters and galaxies. Science 2002;297:532–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Aharonov Y, Zubairy MS. Time and the quantum: erasing the past and impacting the future. Science 2005;307:875–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Desai SA, Bezrukov SM, Zimmerberg J. A voltage-dependent channel involved in nutrient uptake by red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite. Nature 2000;406:1001–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Winklbauer R, Medina A, Swain RK, Steinbeisser H. Frizzled-7 signalling controls tissue separation during Xenopus gastrulation. Nature 2001;413:856–60.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Banks D. An Introduction to Thermogeology: Ground Source Heating and Cooling. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Dworkin M, Falkow S, Rosenberg E, Schleifer K-H, Stackebrandt E, editors. The Prokaryotes: Volume 1: Symbiotic associations, Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology. New York, NY: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Yates SM. Professional Competencies: Perspectives and Challenges for the Tertiary Sector. In: Velde CR, editor. International Perspectives on Competence in the Workplace: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009, p. 87–99.

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 Dyes and Pigments.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Why Rosetta Is The Greatest Space Mission Of Our Lifetime. IFLScience 2014.

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. National Bureau of Standards Needs Better Management of Its Computer Resources To Improve Program Effectiveness. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1979.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Morr R. Age Discrimination: Prejudice Suppression in the Selection Process. Doctoral dissertation. Southern Illinois University, 2015.

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]
Clarke J. Resilient Golf Turf Faces Test at Olympics. New York Times 2016:SP1.

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 titleDyes and Pigments
AbbreviationDyes Pigm.
ISSN (print)0143-7208
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Process Chemistry and Technology

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