How to format your references using the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. 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
A.-L. Barabási, Sociology. Network theory--the emergence of the creative enterprise, Science. 308 (2005) 639–641.
A journal article with 2 authors
P. Fox, J. Hendler, Changing the equation on scientific data visualization, Science. 331 (2011) 705–708.
A journal article with 3 authors
K. Jensen, J. Call, M. Tomasello, Chimpanzees are rational maximizers in an ultimatum game, Science. 318 (2007) 107–109.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A. Kamlapure, T. Das, S.C. Ganguli, J.B. Parmar, S. Bhattacharyya, P. Raychaudhuri, Emergence of nanoscale inhomogeneity in the superconducting state of a homogeneously disordered conventional superconductor, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 2979.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
K. Rosplock, The Complete Direct Investing Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2017.
An edited book
V. Oreopoulou, W. Russ, eds., Utilization of By-Products and Treatment of Waste in the Food Industry, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
C. Van Dyke, M. Meketon, Car Scheduling/Trip Planning, in: B.W. Patty (Ed.), Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2015: pp. 79–118.

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 Electroanalytical Chemistry.

Blog post
A. Carpineti, Astronomers Are Hunting For Life Around A Nearby Star, IFLScience. (2017). (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, Aviation Weather: FAA Needs to Resolve Questions Involving the Use of New Radars, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
K.G. Large, A study of Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS) approved courses completed at an Alabama community college, Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University, 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
J. Goldstein, The Pickpocket’s Tale, New York Times. (2014) MB1.

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 Electroanalytical Chemistry
AbbreviationJ. Electroanal. Chem. (Lausanne Switz)
ISSN (print)1572-6657
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Analytical Chemistry

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