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]
Li G. On the safety of ITER accelerators. Sci Rep 2013;3:2602.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
State MW, Šestan N. Neuroscience. The emerging biology of autism spectrum disorders. Science 2012;337:1301–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sergio F, Newton I, Marchesi L. Conservation: top predators and biodiversity. Nature 2005;436:192.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Shen Y, Tenney AP, Busch SA, Horn KP, Cuascut FX, Liu K, et al. PTPsigma is a receptor for chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan, an inhibitor of neural regeneration. Science 2009;326:592–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Burwick F. Romanticism. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Sata M, editor. Mouse Models of Vascular Diseases. 1st ed. 2016. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Simsek M, Sengor NS. The Efficiency of Difference Mapping in Space Mapping-Based Optimization. In: Koziel S, Leifsson L, editors. Surrogate-Based Modeling and Optimization: Applications in Engineering, New York, NY: Springer; 2013, p. 99–120.

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. Don’t Fall For The Deep-Sea Scaremongers – Wild Fishing Is Healthy And Sustainable. IFLScience 2015.

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. Telecommunications: GSA Should Improve Oversight of Small Business Contracting. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Haile MD. A mental health community outreach and education program for Eritrean immigrants: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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]
Poniewozik J. A Chance to Be Reborn After Years Behind Bars. New York Times 2016: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 titleDyes and Pigments
AbbreviationDyes Pigm.
ISSN (print)0143-7208
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Process Chemistry and Technology

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