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
Hejnol A. Evolutionary biology: Excitation over jelly nerves. Nature. 2014;510(7503):38-39.
A journal article with 2 authors
Thorsteinsdóttir H, Sáenz TW. History of science. Tackling meningitis in Africa. Science. 2012;338(6114):1546-1547.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zaks B, Liu RB, Sherwin MS. Experimental observation of electron-hole recollisions. Nature. 2012;483(7391):580-583.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Beck PG, Bedding TR, Mosser B, et al. Kepler detected gravity-mode period spacings in a red giant star. Science. 2011;332(6026):205.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Abner DJ. The ETF Handbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
ElMaraghy HA, ed. Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV2011), Montreal, Canada, 2-5 October 2011. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
Bauer L, Henkel J. RISPP Architecture Details. In: Henkel J, ed. Run-Time Adaptation for Reconfigurable Embedded Processors. New York, NY: Springer; 2011:125-163.

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
Davis J. New Zealand Aims To Completely Eradicate All Introduced Mammalian Predators By 2050. IFLScience. Published July 25, 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. Automating Medical Information. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Little JL. The effects of a financial literacy intervention on teachers’ financial literacy, awareness, and advocacy. 2014.

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
Powell K. He’s Got It From Here. New York Times. April 19, 2017:M296.

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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