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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Siegel JS (2012) Chemistry. Driving the formation of molecular knots. Science 338:752–753
A journal article with 2 authors
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Davis CJ, Johnson CG (2005) Lightning-induced intensification of the ionospheric sporadic E layer. Nature 435:799–801
A journal article with 3 authors
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Raty J-Y, Schwegler E, Bonev SA (2007) Electronic and structural transitions in dense liquid sodium. Nature 449:448–451
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Estévez R, Boettger T, Stein V, et al (2001) Barttin is a Cl- channel beta-subunit crucial for renal Cl- reabsorption and inner ear K+ secretion. Nature 414:558–561

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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Rich P (2011) Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Nunzi E, Massone C (2012) Leprosy: A Practical Guide. Springer, Milano
A chapter in an edited book
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Priyadarshini Rai, Madasu Hanmandlu (2016) Gaussian Function-Based Particle Swarm Optimization. In: Pant M, Deep K, Bansal JC, et al (eds) Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving: SocProS 2015, Volume 1. Springer, Singapore, pp 57–67

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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Andrew E (2014) What Was This Bizarre Sea Creature Caught On An Oil Rig Camera? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/what-was-bizarre-sea-creature-caught-oil-rig-camera/. 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 (1998) FCC: Geographic Partitioning and Spectrum Disaggregation for the 220-222 MHz Service. 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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Kingston SE (2012) Genome-wide analysis of divergence and introgression in towhee hybrid zones. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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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Brantley B (2016) An Intergalactic Odyssey via Puppets, Puns and Knock-Knock Jokes. New York Times C2

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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