How to format your references using the Fluid Phase Equilibria citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Fluid Phase Equilibria. 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
J.P. Halpern, Astronomy. Gamma-ray pulsars old and new, Science. 325 (2009) 821–822.
A journal article with 2 authors
J.M. Caputo, S.H. Collins, Prosthetic ankle push-off work reduces metabolic rate but not collision work in non-amputee walking, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 7213.
A journal article with 3 authors
M. Bizzarro, J.A. Baker, H. Haack, Mg isotope evidence for contemporaneous formation of chondrules and refractory inclusions, Nature. 431 (2004) 275–278.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H.J. Tripp, J.B. Kitner, M.S. Schwalbach, J.W.H. Dacey, L.J. Wilhelm, S.J. Giovannoni, SAR11 marine bacteria require exogenous reduced sulphur for growth, Nature. 452 (2008) 741–744.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
C. Duchon, R. Hale, Time Series Analysis in Meteorology and Climatology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2012.
An edited book
J.-H. Kim, W. Yang, J. Jo, P. Sincak, H. Myung, eds., Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications 3: Results from the 3rd International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Y.K. Lee, M. Knežević, I.M.R. Verbauwhede, Hardware design for Hash functions, in: I.M.R. Verbauwhede (Ed.), Secure Integrated Circuits and Systems, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2010: pp. 79–104.

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 Fluid Phase Equilibria.

Blog post
T. Hale, This “Orange Alligator” Has Been Spotted In South Carolina, IFLScience. (2017). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office, Information Technology: Update on VA Actions to Implement Critical Reforms, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
T.S. Lin, The invisible “religious” minority: Working with the nonreligious bereaved, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2014.

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
G. Vecsey, Chase Is Over, But Pressure Is Still On, New York Times. (2010) B12.

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 titleFluid Phase Equilibria
AbbreviationFluid Phase Equilib.
ISSN (print)0378-3812
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
General Physics and Astronomy

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