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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Nauenberg M (2011) Comment on “How cats lap: water uptake by Felis catus.” Science 334:311; author reply 311
A journal article with 2 authors
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Zhong C-B, Liljenquist K (2006) Washing away your sins: threatened morality and physical cleansing. Science 313:1451–1452
A journal article with 3 authors
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Kaufman YJ, Tanré D, Boucher O (2002) A satellite view of aerosols in the climate system. Nature 419:215–223
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Qu L, Dai L, Stone M, et al (2008) Carbon nanotube arrays with strong shear binding-on and easy normal lifting-off. Science 322:238–242

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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Natsuno T (2005) i-Mode Strategy. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Neave G, Amaral A (2012) Higher Education in Portugal 1974-2009: A Nation, a Generation. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Kandaswamy C, Silva LM, Cardoso JS (2015) Source-Target-Source Classification Using Stacked Denoising Autoencoders. In: Paredes R, Cardoso JS, Pardo XM (eds) Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis: 7th Iberian Conference, IbPRIA 2015, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 17-19, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 39–47

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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Carpineti A (2017) Seventeen Minor Planets Now Have New Names Thanks To A Competition. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/seventeen-minor-planets-now-have-new-names-thanks-to-competition/. 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 (2007) Freight Railroads: Updated Information on Rates and Other Industry Trends. 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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Ross TA (2008) The surgical technologist learning partnership: A comparison of factors in a preceptor relationship. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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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Vecsey G (2010) For Mets, Sky Was Falling, But Now It’s the Limit. New York Times B9

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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