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
Savage N. Born in the blood. Nature. 2014;515(7528):S158-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bays PM, Husain M. Response to Comment on “Dynamic Shifts of Limited Working Memory Resources in Human Vision.” Science. 2009;323(5916):877.
A journal article with 3 authors
McLaughlin AC, Sher F, Attfield JP. Negative lattice expansion from the superconductivity--antiferromagnetism crossover in ruthenium copper oxides. Nature. 2005;436(7052):829-832.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Walker DW, McColl G, Jenkins NL, Harris J, Lithgow GJ. Evolution of lifespan in C. elegans. Nature. 2000;405(6784):296-297.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Collings S. Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
Cavallaro F, ed. Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems: Theory and Applications. Vol 129. London: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Hbid ML, Ezzinbi K. VARIATION OF CONSTANT FORMULA FOR DELAY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. In: Arino O, Hbid ML, Dads EA, eds. Delay Differential Equations and Applications. NATO Science Series. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006:143-159.

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
Fang J. Scientists Translate Dolphin Whistles. IFLScience. Published March 29, 2014. 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. Maritime Transportation: Implications of Using U.S. Liquefied-Natural-Gas Carriers for Exports. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Grass DS. Assessing the impacts of air pollution and extreme weather on human health in the urban environment. 2008.

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
McKINLEY JC Jr. Man Who Said He Was Angry at Whites Gets 25 Years for Fatal Punch in Union Sq. New York Times. September 12, 2017:A24.

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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