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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chemical Ecology. 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
Colombo P (2008) Materials science. In praise of pores. Science 322:381–383
A journal article with 2 authors
Dixson DL, Hay ME (2012) Corals chemically cue mutualistic fishes to remove competing seaweeds. Science 338:804–807
A journal article with 3 authors
Román-Leshkov Y, Chheda JN, Dumesic JA (2006) Phase modifiers promote efficient production of hydroxymethylfurfural from fructose. Science 312:1933–1937
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hiddingh L, Raktoe RS, Jeuken J, et al (2014) Identification of temozolomide resistance factors in glioblastoma via integrative miRNA/mRNA regulatory network analysis. Sci Rep 4:5260

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Nova R (2013) Soil Mechanics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Bang-Jensen J (2009) Digraphs: Theory, Algorithms and Applications. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Chai J, Carter JP (2011) Soil-Cement Columns. In: Carter JP (ed) Deformation Analysis in Soft Ground Improvement. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 173–234

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 Ecology.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) New Laser Surgery Can Turn Your Eyes From Brown To Blue For $5000. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/lasers-can-turn-your-eyes-blue-brown-5000/. 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
Government Accountability Office (1992) Strategies to Improve Communication Between Program and Financial Managers. 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
Sanford R (2015) Framing Human Trafficking: A Content Analysis of Newspaper Articles from 2012 and 2013. 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
Oestreich JR (2017) Finding the Humanity in ‘St. John.’ New York Times C5

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Colombo 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Colombo 2008; Dixson and Hay 2012).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Dixson and Hay 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Hiddingh et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Chemical Ecology
AbbreviationJ. Chem. Ecol.
ISSN (print)0098-0331
ISSN (online)1573-1561
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Biochemistry
General Medicine

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