How to format your references using the International Journal of Industrial Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Industrial Chemistry. 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
Triendl R (2002) Attractive forces in Asia. Nature 418:4–5
A journal article with 2 authors
Dasgupta P, Ramanathan V (2014) Environment and development. Pursuit of the common good. Science 345:1457–1458
A journal article with 3 authors
Trail D, Watson EB, Tailby ND (2011) The oxidation state of Hadean magmas and implications for early Earth’s atmosphere. Nature 480:79–82
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dai Z, Xu L, Duan G, et al (2013) Fast-response, sensitivitive and low-powered chemosensors by fusing nanostructured porous thin film and IDEs-microheater chip. Sci Rep 3:1669

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Glasgow LA (2014) Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Cleophas TJ (2014) Machine Learning in Medicine - Cookbook Two. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
D. Rosengarten R, Santhanam B, Katoh-Kurasawa M (2013) Transcriptional Regulators: Dynamic Drivers of Multicellular Formation, Cell Differentiation and Development. In: Romeralo M, Baldauf S, Escalante R (eds) Dictyostelids: Evolution, Genomics and Cell Biology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 89–108

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 Industrial Chemistry.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) It Feels Instantaneous, but How Long Does it Really Take to Think a Thought? In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1974) Federal Library Support Programs: Progress and Problems. 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
Bearden BA (2008) Followership as perceived by leaders in a multidisciplinary healthcare organization. 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
Kovaleski SF, Coscarelli J (2016) Is Britney Ready to Stand Alone? New York Times AR1

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 Industrial Chemistry
AbbreviationInt. J. Ind. Chem.
ISSN (print)2228-5970
ISSN (online)2228-5547
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry
Materials Chemistry

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