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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Deplus C (2001) Plate tectonics. Indian Ocean actively deforms. Science 292:1850–1851
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hudson ZM, Manners I (2014) Chemistry. Assembly and disassembly of ferrocene-based nanotubes. Science 344:482–483
A journal article with 3 authors
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Junge W, Sielaff H, Engelbrecht S (2009) Torque generation and elastic power transmission in the rotary F(O)F(1)-ATPase. Nature 459:364–370
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Urano T, Saito T, Tsukui T, et al (2002) Efp targets 14-3-3 sigma for proteolysis and promotes breast tumour growth. Nature 417:871–875

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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Varrall G (2011) Making Telecoms Work. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Cutsuridis V, Graham B, Cobb S, Vida I (2010) Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeler’s Resource Book. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Fieldsend JE (2009) Optimizing Decision Trees Using Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization. In: Coello CAC, Dehuri S, Ghosh S (eds) Swarm Intelligence for Multi-objective Problems in Data Mining. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 93–114

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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Luntz S (2015) Eight Exoplanets That Could Support Life Discovered. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/two-most-earth-planets-yet-announced/. 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 (2003) Pipeline Safety: Systematic Process Needed to Evaluate Outcomes of Research and Development Program. 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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Harris KR (2010) The need for social workers in community clinic settings: A grant writing project. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Greenhouse L (2007) Court Backs Police Officers In Chase That Hurt Driver. New York Times A18

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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