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. Brown, Obituary: John Templeton (1912-2008), Nature. 454 (2008) 290.
A journal article with 2 authors
M.J. Holman, N.W. Murray, The use of transit timing to detect terrestrial-mass extrasolar planets, Science. 307 (2005) 1288–1291.
A journal article with 3 authors
J.M. Roberts, A.J. Wheeler, A. Freiwald, Reefs of the deep: the biology and geology of cold-water coral ecosystems, Science. 312 (2006) 543–547.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
T.P. Barnett, D.W. Pierce, K.M. Achutarao, P.J. Gleckler, B.D. Santer, J.M. Gregory, W.M. Washington, Penetration of human-induced warming into the world’s oceans, Science. 309 (2005) 284–287.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
A. Ghosh, S. Berg, Arrow Pushing in Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
A. Nijholt, ed., Playful User Interfaces: Interfaces that Invite Social and Physical Interaction, Springer, Singapore, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
S.C. Harvey, Unusual RNA Structures: Information Content in RNAs from the “Prebiotic Ribosome” to Modern Viruses, in: Z. Cai, O. Eulenstein, D. Janies, D. Schwartz (Eds.), Bioinformatics Research and Applications: 9th International Symposium, ISBRA 2013, Charlotte, NC, USA, May 20-22, 2013. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013: pp. 4–4.

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, New Wind Turbine That Looks Like A Tree Is Coming To Paris, IFLScience. (2015). (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, Research and Development Funding: Reported Gap Between Data From Federal Agencies and Their R&D Performers Results From Noncomparable Data, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
D.G. Manuel, Integrate or Innovate: Controlling Schedule Risk in Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2019.

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
K. Lambert, Santa on the Brain, New York Times. (2013) SR8.

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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