How to format your references using the Journal of Chemical Crystallography citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chemical Crystallography. 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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Ueda K (2008) Chemistry. To be or not to be localized. Science 320:884–885
A journal article with 2 authors
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Cotner JB, Hall EK (2011) Comment on “A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus.” Science 332:1149; author reply 1149
A journal article with 3 authors
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Arita I, Nakane M, Fenner F (2006) Public health. Is polio eradication realistic? Science 312:852–854
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ullah H, Chen JG, Young JC, et al (2001) Modulation of cell proliferation by heterotrimeric G protein in Arabidopsis. Science 292:2066–2069

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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Burnham D, Skilleås OM (2012) The Aesthetics of Wine. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Privat M (2014) Pro iOS Persistence: Using Core Data. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
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Sun X (2012) Construction Data Mining Information Management System Based on FCA and Ontology. In: Jin D, Lin S (eds) Advances in Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management Vol.1: Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Electronic Engineering, Communication and Management(EECM 2011), held on December 24-25, 2011, Beijing, China. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 19–24

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 Crystallography.

Blog post
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Carpineti A (2016) Magnetic Field In Fusion Reactor Mapped With Extraordinary Precision. 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 (2016) Polar Satellites: NOAA Faces Challenges and Uncertainties that Could Affect the Availability of Critical Weather Data. 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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Lazareva O (2010) Constructed wetland/filter basin system as a prospective pre-treatment option for aquifer storage and recovery and a potential remedy for elevated arsenic. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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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Barron J (2017) Son of Sam Detective Realized ‘This Has Got to Be the Guy.’ New York Times A17

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 titleJournal of Chemical Crystallography
AbbreviationJ. Chem. Crystallogr.
ISSN (print)1074-1542
ISSN (online)1572-8854
ScopeStructural Biology
Spectroscopy
Condensed Matter Physics

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