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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Hapgood M (2012) Astrophysics: Prepare for the coming space weather storm. Nature 484:311–313
A journal article with 2 authors
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Graf T, Enver T (2009) Forcing cells to change lineages. Nature 462:587–594
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mei L, Chen Y, Ma J (2014) Gas sensing of SnO2 nanocrystals revisited: developing ultra-sensitive sensors for detecting the H2S leakage of biogas. Sci Rep 4:6028
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Güdel M, Briggs KR, Montmerle T, et al (2008) Million-degree plasma pervading the extended Orion Nebula. Science 319:309–312

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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Malamed C (2015) Visual Design Solutions. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Abolmaesumi P, Joskowicz L, Navab N, Jannin P (2012) Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions: Third International Conference, IPCAI 2012, Pisa, Italy, June 27, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Aguilar MI, Demaerschalk BM (2012) Stroke. In: Burneo JG, Demaerschalk BM, Jenkins ME (eds) Neurology: An Evidence-Based Approach. Springer, New York, NY, pp 45–74

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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Carpineti A (2017) Hubble’s Incredible Final Image Of The Frontier Fields. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/hubbles-incredible-final-image-of-the-frontier-fields/. 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 (1978) Procedures for Evaluating Research and Development Contracts in the Department of Transportation. 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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Packard JA (2008) Analyzing the intersection of leadership practices, emotional intelligence, and coping responses in women -owned small businesses. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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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Dynarski S (2016) A Divide That Goes Beyond Lunch. New York Times BU6

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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