How to format your references using the Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. 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
[1] Bartels-Rausch, T. Chemistry: Ten things we need to know about ice and snow. Nature 2013, 494, 27–29.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1] Mabuchi, H. and Doherty, A. C. Cavity quantum electrodynamics: coherence in context. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2002, 298, 1372–1377.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1] Samokhvalov, A. V. , Shekhter, R. I. , and Buzdin, A. I. Stimulation of a singlet superconductivity in SFS weak links by spin-exchange scattering of cooper pairs. Scientific reports 2014, 4, 5671.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1] Welscher, P. te , Zuniga, A. , Kuijper, S. , Drenth, T. , Goedemans, H. J. , Meijlink, F. , and Zeller, R. Progression of vertebrate limb development through SHH-mediated counteraction of GLI3. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2002, 298, 827–830.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1] Ghiani, G.; Laporte, G.; and Musmanno, R. Introduction to Logistics Systems Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK 2013.
An edited book
[1] The Ecology of Browsing and Grazing. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1] Schmid, A. What Does Emergence in Computer Simulations? Simulation between Epistemological and Ontological Emergence. In Epistemological Aspects of Computer Simulation in the Social Sciences: Second International Workshop, EPOS 2006, Brescia, Italy, October 5-6, 2006, Revised Selected and Invited Papers; Squazzoni, F., Ed.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009; pp. 60–68.

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 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Blog post
[1] Neolithic Bling Provides Clues To Spread Of Farming In Europe. (accessed Oct. 30, 2018).


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
[1] Government Accountability Office Review of a Computer Hardware Acquisition for NOAA in Boulder, Colorado. (1981).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1] Cannon, C. A. Comparison of Language Arts Scores between Computerized and Teacher Differentiation of Instruction. Doctoral dissertation,  2017.

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
[1] Kolomatsky, M. How Much You Need to Make. New York Times. , RE2. (2017).

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],[2],[3],[4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Chem. Chem. Eng.
ISSN (print)1934-7375
ISSN (online)1934-7383

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