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]
Moerchen M. Astronomy: warm dust makes a fast getaway. Nature 2012;487:45–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Wolf ET, Toon OB. Fractal organic hazes provided an ultraviolet shield for early Earth. Science 2010;328:1266–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Beerling DJ, Osborne CP, Chaloner WG. Evolution of leaf-form in land plants linked to atmospheric CO2 decline in the Late Palaeozoic era. Nature 2001;410:352–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Stubbs J, Simpson KM, Triglia T, Plouffe D, Tonkin CJ, Duraisingh MT, et al. Molecular mechanism for switching of P. falciparum invasion pathways into human erythrocytes. Science 2005;309:1384–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
De Martini D. Success Probability Estimation with Applications to Clinical Trials. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Chakraborty G, editor. Distributed Computing and Internet Technology: Second International Conference, ICDCIT 2005, Bhubaneswar, India, December 22-24, 2005. Proceedings. vol. 3816. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Hattotuwagama CK, Doytchinova IA, Guan P, Flower DR. In Silico QSAR-Based Predictions of Class I and Class II MHC Epitopes. In: Schönbach C, Ranganathan S, Brusic V, editors. Immunoinformatics, New York, NY: Springer; 2008, p. 63–89.

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. Dead Star Demolishes Planet – Offering A Glimpse Into How The Earth Could End Its Days. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/dead-star-demolishes-planet-offering-glimpse-how-earth-could-end-its-days/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. DOD Service Academies: Academy Preparatory Schools Need a Clearer Mission and Better Oversight. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Meyer-Barrett JM. Exercising Their Privilege to Borrow: A Demonstrated Understanding of the Obligation of Student Loans in a Community College. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, 2017.

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]
Greenhouse L. Justices Agree to Hear Case Challenging Voter ID Laws. New York Times 2007:A24.

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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