How to format your references using the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. 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
Greaves, J. S. Disks around Stars and the Growth of Planetary Systems. Science 2005, 307 (5706), 68–71.
A journal article with 2 authors
Furusawa, C.; Kaneko, K. A Dynamical-Systems View of Stem Cell Biology. Science 2012, 338 (6104), 215–217.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kerr, J. T.; Kharouba, H. M.; Currie, D. J. The Macroecological Contribution to Global Change Solutions. Science 2007, 316 (5831), 1581–1584.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
McDonald, B. C.; de Gouw, J. A.; Gilman, J. B.; Jathar, S. H.; Akherati, A.; Cappa, C. D.; Jimenez, J. L.; Lee-Taylor, J.; Hayes, P. L.; McKeen, S. A.; Cui, Y. Y.; Kim, S.-W.; Gentner, D. R.; Isaacman-VanWertz, G.; Goldstein, A. H.; Harley, R. A.; Frost, G. J.; Roberts, J. M.; Ryerson, T. B.; Trainer, M. Volatile Chemical Products Emerging as Largest Petrochemical Source of Urban Organic Emissions. Science 2018, 359 (6377), 760–764.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cliteur, P. The Secular Outlook; Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK, 2010.
An edited book
Nano-Electronic Devices: Semiclassical and Quantum Transport Modeling, 1st ed.; Vasileska, D., Goodnick, S. M., Eds.; Springer: New York, NY, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Olmanson, L. G.; Brezonik, P. L.; Bauer, M. E. Remote Sensing for Regional Lake Water Quality Assessment: Capabilities and Limitations of Current and Upcoming Satellite Systems. In Advances in Watershed Science and Assessment; Younos, T., Parece, T. E., Eds.; The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; pp 111–140.

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 Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. The Mysterious CERN Detection Might Be More Than One Particle (accessed 2018 -10 -30).


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. Automated Patent System: Information on PTO’s Program to Automate Patent Information and Processes; T-IMTEC-92-20; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Klochko, K. An Empirical Re-Evaluation of the Boron Isotope/PH Proxy in Marine Carbonates. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, 2009.

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
Giordano, M. A. New Frontier for Topics In Science: Social Media. New York Times. January 1, 2013, p D1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleJournal of Chemical & Engineering Data
AbbreviationJ. Chem. Eng. Data
ISSN (print)0021-9568
ISSN (online)1520-5134
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry

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