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
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Perkel JM (2015) Programming: Pick up Python. Nature 518:125–126
A journal article with 2 authors
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Packer A, Clay K (2000) Soil pathogens and spatial patterns of seedling mortality in a temperate tree. Nature 404:278–281
A journal article with 3 authors
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Risk JM, Macknight RC, Day CL (2008) FCA does not bind abscisic acid. Nature 456:E5-6
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Genzel R, Schödel R, Ott T, et al (2003) Near-infrared flares from accreting gas around the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre. Nature 425:934–937

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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Schwedt G (2013) Experimente rund um die Kunststoffe des Alltags. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Balali-Mood M, Abdollahi M (2014) Basic and Clinical Toxicology of Organophosphorus Compounds. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
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Gustin JL, Settles AM (2015) Seed Phenomics. In: Fritsche-Neto R, Borém A (eds) Phenomics: How Next-Generation Phenotyping is Revolutionizing Plant Breeding. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 67–82

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
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O`Callaghan J (2017) Help Find Planet Nine And You Could Name It (But You Can’t Pick Planet McPlanetface). In: IFLScience. 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 (2012) Early Child Care and Education: HHS and Education Are Taking Steps to Improve Workforce Data and Enhance Worker Quality. 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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Gan K (2011) A Parity-Violating Spin Rotation Measurement of Transversely Polarized Cold Neutrons Through a Liquid Helium Target. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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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Saslow L (2005) A Foreign Affair: Italian Film Festival at Stony Brook. New York Times 14LI10

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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