How to format your references using the Journal of Chemometrics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Chemometrics. 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
Rochelle GT. Amine scrubbing for CO2 capture. Science. 2009;325(5948):1652-1654.
A journal article with 2 authors
Orton GS, Yanamandra-Fisher PA. Saturn’s temperature field from high-resolution middle-infrared imaging. Science. 2005;307(5710):696-698.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kageyama A, Miyagoshi T, Sato T. Formation of current coils in geodynamo simulations. Nature. 2008;454(7208):1106-1109.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Zhang Q, Perra N, Gonçalves B, Ciulla F, Vespignani A. Characterizing scientific production and consumption in physics. Sci Rep. 2013;3:1640.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lindahl D. Emerging Real Estate Markets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2007.
An edited book
Deza MM. Encyclopedia of Distances. 2nd ed. 2013. (Deza E, ed.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Roberge J. Critique and the Deliberate Professional: Framing the New and Enhanced Role of Intermediaries in Digital Culture. In: Trede F, McEwen C, eds. Educating the Deliberate Professional: Preparing for Future Practices. Professional and Practice-based Learning. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016:47-58.

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 Chemometrics.

Blog post
Andrews R. Charon’s Cracks Formed During Ancient Near-Misses With Other Worlds. IFLScience. Published May 26, 2016. Accessed October 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
Government Accountability Office. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Customs Is Effectively Managing Its Year 2000 Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tapal SS. Is the fourth generation of Six Sigma an effective professional development model in K-12 education? 2012.

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
Murphy MJO. The Amazin’ Mets’ Wives on the Brink in 1969. New York Times. October 30, 2015:C34.

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 Chemometrics
AbbreviationJ. Chemom.
ISSN (print)0886-9383
ISSN (online)1099-128X
ScopeAnalytical Chemistry
Applied Mathematics

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