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
Witmer LM (2001) Nostril position in dinosaurs and other vertebrates and its significance for nasal function. Science 293:850–853
A journal article with 2 authors
Qu S-W, Nie Z-P (2013) Plasmonic nanopatch array for optical integrated circuit applications. Sci Rep 3:3172
A journal article with 3 authors
Ni S, Kanamori H, Helmberger D (2005) Seismology: energy radiation from the Sumatra earthquake. Nature 434:582
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Costescu RM, Cahill DG, Fabreguette FH, et al (2004) Ultra-low thermal conductivity in W/Al2O3 nanolaminates. Science 303:989–990

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Frueh BC, Grubaugh AL, Elhai JD, Ford JD (2012) Assessment and Treatment Planning for PTSD. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey
An edited book
Cleary S, Stabell IL (2016) New Directions in Thomas Paine Studies. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Isselmou YO, Wackernagel H, Tabbara W, Wiart J (2008) Geostatistical Estimation of Electromagnetic Exposure. In: Soares A, Pereira MJ, Dimitrakopoulos R (eds) geoENV VI – Geostatistics for Environmental Applications: Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 59–70

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 D (2016) Each Part Of The Brain Has Its Own Rhythmic ‘Fingerprint.’ 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 (2012) Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA Faces Implementation Challenges. 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
Reich LM (2012) Adapted physical education teachers’ attitudes towards their students with hidden and visible disabilities. 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
Kenigsberg B (2017) They Call Us Monsters. New York Times C11

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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