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
M.L. Perry, BATTERIES. Expanding the chemical space for redox flow batteries, Science. 349 (2015) 1452.
A journal article with 2 authors
M. Rao, S. Sockanathan, Transmembrane protein GDE2 induces motor neuron differentiation in vivo, Science. 309 (2005) 2212–2215.
A journal article with 3 authors
A. Serganov, L. Huang, D.J. Patel, Coenzyme recognition and gene regulation by a flavin mononucleotide riboswitch, Nature. 458 (2009) 233–237.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. Saze, A. Shiraishi, A. Miura, T. Kakutani, Control of genic DNA methylation by a jmjC domain-containing protein in Arabidopsis thaliana, Science. 319 (2008) 462–465.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety, Guidelines for Determining the Probability of Ignition of a Released Flammable Mass, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
W. Udomkichdecha, T. Böllinghaus, A. Manonukul, J. Lexow, eds., Materials Challenges and Testing for Manufacturing, Mobility, Biomedical Applications and Climate, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
W.M.P. van der Aalst, Decomposing Process Mining Problems Using Passages, in: S. Haddad, L. Pomello (Eds.), Application and Theory of Petri Nets: 33rd International Conference, PETRI NETS 2012, Hamburg, Germany, June 25-29, 2012. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012: pp. 72–91.

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
E. Andrew, Magic Mushrooms Could Help Smokers Kick The Habit, IFLScience. (2014). (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, Tax Systems Modernization: Actions Underway But IRS Has Not Yet Corrected Management and Technical Weaknesses, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
J.M. Emale, An examination of how conglomerates impact small-medium enterprises in their relationship, Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix, 2010.

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. Williams, Australia’s Property Boom Makes Publisher a Target, New York Times. (2017) B1.

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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