How to format your references using the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. 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
Wentrup, C. Chemistry. Fleeting Molecules Extend Their Stay. Science 2001, 292 (5523), 1846–1847.
A journal article with 2 authors
Xia, Y.; Gong, J.-P. Impact of Recombinant Globular Adiponectin on Early Warm Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Rat Bile Duct after Liver Transplantation. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 6426.
A journal article with 3 authors
Peñalver, E.; Grimaldi, D. A.; Delclòs, X. Early Cretaceous Spider Web with Its Prey. Science 2006, 312 (5781), 1761.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Qureshi, O. S.; Zheng, Y.; Nakamura, K.; Attridge, K.; Manzotti, C.; Schmidt, E. M.; Baker, J.; Jeffery, L. E.; Kaur, S.; Briggs, Z.; Hou, T. Z.; Futter, C. E.; Anderson, G.; Walker, L. S. K.; Sansom, D. M. Trans-Endocytosis of CD80 and CD86: A Molecular Basis for the Cell-Extrinsic Function of CTLA-4. Science 2011, 332 (6029), 600–603.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gaynor, G. H. Decisions; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
Trozak, D. J. Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide; Tennenhouse, D. J., Russell, J. J., Eds.; Current Clinical Practice; Humana Press: Totowa, NJ, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Rivenbark, A. G.; Coleman, W. B. The Role of Mutation and Epimutation in the Development of Human Disease. In Basic Concepts of Molecular Pathology; Allen, T. C., Cagle, P. T., Eds.; Molecular Pathology Library; Springer US: Boston, MA, 2009; pp 41–54.

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 Information and Modeling.

Blog post
Andrew, E. FDA Approves Double Chin Shrinking Drug. IFLScience. (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. TVA’s Computer Needs Are Valid and ADP Management Is Improving; AFMD-82-24; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Randall, R. Department of Children and Family Services Workers’ Knowledge of Childhood Obesity and Services for Obese Children. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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
Kelly, R. L. Bones of Contention. New York Times. December 13, 2010, p A25.

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 Information and Modeling
AbbreviationJ. Chem. Inf. Model.
ISSN (print)1549-9596
ISSN (online)1549-960X
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry
Computer Science Applications
Library and Information Sciences

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