How to format your references using the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 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]
Vereecken L. Chemistry. Lifting the veil on an old mystery. Science 2013;340:154–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Sutton RT, Hodson DLR. Atlantic Ocean forcing of North American and European summer climate. Science 2005;309:115–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Webster AJ, Payne RJH, Pagel M. Molecular phylogenies link rates of evolution and speciation. Science 2003;301:478.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Walker MP, Brakefield T, Hobson JA, Stickgold R. Dissociable stages of human memory consolidation and reconsolidation. Nature 2003;425:616–20.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
van Deventer DR, Imai K, Mesler M. Advanced Financial Risk Management, Second Edition. Solaris South Tower, Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Brüntje D, Gajda O, editors. Crowdfunding in Europe: State of the Art in Theory and Practice. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Firoozye NB, Ariff F. Probability Applied. In: Ariff F, editor. Managing Uncertainty, Mitigating Risk: Tackling the Unknown in Financial Risk Assessment and Decision Making, London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016, p. 81–102.

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 of Hydrogen Energy.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Hubble Spots Lonely Galaxy Lost In Space. IFLScience 2015.

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. Medical ADP Systems: Automated Medical Records Hold Promise to Improve Patient Care. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Quackenbush CM. The Imaginal Stone: Stories of self and world. Doctoral dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2010.

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]
Crow K. Where “You Have a Hole in One” Doesn’t Mean You Have a Cavity. New York Times 2000:145.

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 of Hydrogen Energy
AbbreviationInt. J. Hydrogen Energy
ISSN (print)0360-3199
ScopeEnergy Engineering and Power Technology
Fuel Technology
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Condensed Matter Physics

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