How to format your references using the Iranian Polymer Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Iranian Polymer Journal. 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
Shelly DR (2010) Migrating tremors illuminate complex deformation beneath the seismogenic San Andreas fault. Nature 463:648–652
A journal article with 2 authors
Yamanaka S, Blau HM (2010) Nuclear reprogramming to a pluripotent state by three approaches. Nature 465:704–712
A journal article with 3 authors
Glaser A, Barak B, Goldston RJ (2014) A zero-knowledge protocol for nuclear warhead verification. Nature 510:497–502
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Vasbinder JW, Andersson B, Arthur WB, et al (2010) Transdisciplinary EU science institute needs funds urgently. Nature 463:876

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chowdhury S (2016) Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Peikert R, Hauser H, Carr H, Fuchs R (2012) Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization II: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Miska M, Warita H, Torday A, Kuwahara M (2010) International Traffic Database: Gathering Traffic Data Fast and Intuitive. In: Barceló J, Kuwahara M (eds) Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization. Springer, New York, NY, pp 47–56

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 Iranian Polymer Journal.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Fracking Technique Raises Prospect Of Better Prediction Of mega-Earthquakes. 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 (1981) S. 1657 and H.R. 4564, Research and Development Acts. 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
Williams CD (2013) Playing the Hungarian card: An assessment of radical right impact on Slovak and Hungarian party systems and post-Communist democratic stability. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
(nyt) SK (2003) World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Church Freezes Ties With Episcopalians. New York Times A6

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 titleIranian Polymer Journal
AbbreviationIran. Polym. J.
ISSN (print)1026-1265
ISSN (online)1735-5265
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics

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