How to format your references using the Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
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Pusey J (2009) Global Darwin: Revolutionary road. Nature 462:162–163
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ishizaki K, Noda S (2009) Manipulation of photons at the surface of three-dimensional photonic crystals. Nature 460:367–370
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chakraborty S, Yanchulova P, Thiemens MH (2013) Mass-independent oxygen isotopic partitioning during gas-phase SiO2 formation. Science 342:463–466
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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de Pater I, Hammel HB, Gibbard SG, Showalter MR (2006) New dust belts of Uranus: one ring, two ring, red ring, blue ring. Science 312:92–94

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Nash CE (2011) The History of Aquaculture. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Gimel’farb G, Hancock E, Imiya A, et al (2012) Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition: Joint IAPR International Workshop, SSPR&SPR 2012, Hiroshima, Japan, November 7-9, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Delot T, Ilarri S, del Carmen Rodríguez-Hernández M (2014) Intelligent Transportation Systems – Maybe, But Where Are My Agents? In: Mitton N, Gallais A, Kantarci ME, Papavassiliou S (eds) Ad Hoc Networks: 6th International ICST Conference, ADHOCNETS 2014, Rhodes, Greece, August 18-19, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 39–50

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 Computer-Aided Molecular Design.

Blog post
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Hamilton K (2014) Awesome Video Shows Body Doing Yoga In An X-ray Machine. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office (1977) Social Research and Development of Limited Use to National Policymakers. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Darwich MK (2017) Cost-Efficient Video On Demand (VOD) Streaming Using Cloud Services. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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
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Otis J (2017) Competing for Glory, and Support. New York Times B10

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 [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design
AbbreviationJ. Comput. Aided Mol. Des.
ISSN (print)0920-654X
ISSN (online)1573-4951
ScopePhysical and Theoretical Chemistry
Computer Science Applications
Drug Discovery

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