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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Ma E (2004) Materials science. Watching the nanograins roll. Science 305:623–624
A journal article with 2 authors
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Brummelkamp TR, van Steensel B (2015) GENE REGULATION. A HUSH for transgene expression. Science 348:1433–1434
A journal article with 3 authors
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Spinner M, Westhoff G, Gorb SN (2014) Subdigital setae of chameleon feet: friction-enhancing microstructures for a wide range of substrate roughness. Sci Rep 4:5481
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Willett KM, Gillett NP, Jones PD, Thorne PW (2007) Attribution of observed surface humidity changes to human influence. Nature 449:710–712

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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Walker C, Fincham B (2011) Work and the Mental Health Crisis in Britain. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Zambon G (2007) Beginning JSP, JSF, and Tomcat Web Development: From Novice to Professional. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
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Auerbach JE, Bongard JC (2011) Evolving Monolithic Robot Controllers through Incremental Shaping. In: Doncieux S, Bredèche N, Mouret J-B (eds) New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics: Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 55–65

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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O`Callaghan J (2015) Check Out This Amazing Video Of Apollo Photos Turned Into A Stop Motion Film. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/amazing-video-turned-those-apollo-photos-stop-motion-film/. 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 (1996) Earth Observing System: Concerns Over NASA’s Basic Research Funding Strategy. 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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Gilman DG (2013) Comparative analysis of corporate culture in a multinational organization. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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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Cooper M, Walsh MW (2010) MOUNTING DEBTS BY STATES STOKE FEARS OF CRISIS. New York Times A1

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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