How to format your references using the International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
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Mindell JA (2014) Cell biology. A SWELL channel indeed. Science 344:585–586
A journal article with 2 authors
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Peck JR, Waxman D (2000) Mutation and sex in a competitive world. Nature 406:399–404
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mackenzie RB, Dewberry CT, Leopold KR (2015) SULFUR CHEMISTRY. Gas phase observation and microwave spectroscopic characterization of formic sulfuric anhydride. Science 349:58–61
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Lee S, Vinegoni C, Sebas M, Weissleder R (2014) Automated motion artifact removal for intravital microscopy, without a priori information. Sci Rep 4:4507

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Wang B-C (2008) Digital Signal Processing Techniques and Applications in Radar Image Processing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Chakrabarti G (2013) Momentum Trading on the Indian Stock Market. Springer India, New Delhi
A chapter in an edited book
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De Jong O, Blonder R, Oversby J (2013) How to Balance Chemistry Education Between Observing Phenomena and Thinking in Models. In: Eilks I, Hofstein A (eds) Teaching Chemistry – A Studybook: A Practical Guide and Textbook for Student Teachers, Teacher Trainees and Teachers. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 97–126

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 International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Northern Irish Man Becomes First To Receive World’s Smallest Heart Pump. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (2008) Motor Carrier Safety: Improvements to Drug Testing Programs Could Better Identify Illegal Drug Users and Keep Them off the Road. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Connelly J (2010) A tradition of excellence transitions to the 21 st century: Hungarian mathematics education, 1988-2008. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University

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
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Brantley B (2017) There’s Lust in Her Heart, for Language. New York Times C1

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 titleInternational Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry
AbbreviationInt. J. Ion Mobil. Spectrom.
ISSN (print)1435-6163
ISSN (online)1865-4584
ScopeSpectroscopy

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