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
Ledford H. Taxi-cab teaching. Nature. 2007;445(7128):678-679.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kessler MA, Werner BT. Self-organization of sorted patterned ground. Science. 2003;299(5605):380-383.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sackmann EK, Fulton AL, Beebe DJ. The present and future role of microfluidics in biomedical research. Nature. 2014;507(7491):181-189.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Patil RA, Devan RS, Lin J-H, Liou Y, Ma Y-R. An efficient methodology for measurement of the average electrical properties of single one-dimensional NiO nanorods. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3070.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Taylor B. Effective Environmental, Health, and Safety Management Using the Team Approach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
Kang SG. Multi-Agent Based Beam Search for Real-Time Production Scheduling and Control: Method, Software and Industrial Application. (Choi SH, ed.). London: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Steiber A, Alänge S. A Special Breed of People. In: Alänge S, ed. The Silicon Valley Model: Management for Entrepreneurship. Management for Professionals. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016:65-85.

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
Carpineti A. New Early Warning System Can Predict Tornadoes 30 Minutes Before They Hit The Ground. IFLScience. Published September 27, 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. Project SAFECOM: Key Cross-Agency Emergency Communications Effort Requires Stronger Collaboration. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Adijanto J. Metabolic acid transport in human retinal pigment epithelium. 2010.

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
Hollander S. From Nothing, A Great Team Rises; Duluth Women’s Hockey Program Surges to Prominence in Its First Year. New York Times. January 14, 2000:D1.

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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