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
G.J. Suppes, Materials design. Simulation as a tool for biopolymers design, Science. 346 (2014) 1055–1056.
A journal article with 2 authors
P.T. Metaxas, E. Mustafaraj, Science and society. Social media and the elections, Science. 338 (2012) 472–473.
A journal article with 3 authors
H.C. Fan, G.K. Fu, S.P.A. Fodor, Expression profiling. Combinatorial labeling of single cells for gene expression cytometry, Science. 347 (2015) 1258367.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
E.D. Abel, O. Peroni, J.K. Kim, Y.B. Kim, O. Boss, E. Hadro, T. Minnemann, G.I. Shulman, B.B. Kahn, Adipose-selective targeting of the GLUT4 gene impairs insulin action in muscle and liver, Nature. 409 (2001) 729–733.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
D.H. Rogstad, A. Mileant, T.T. Pham, Antenna Arraying Techniques in the Deep Space Network, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2005.
An edited book
A.K. Baumle, ed., International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
C.T. Fisher, Agricultural Intensification in the Lake Pátzcuaro Basin, in: T.L. Thurston, C.T. Fisher (Eds.), Seeking a Richer Harvest: The Archaeology of Subsistence Intensification, Innovation, and Change, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2007: pp. 91–106.

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
T. Hale, Deer Photographed Gnawing On Human Remains For The First Time, IFLScience. (2017).


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, Air Traffic Control: Continued Improvements Needed in FAA’s Management of the NAS Plan, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1988.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
S. Dhah, The relationship between job-embedded professional development and special education teacher self-efficacy in hard-to-staff middle schools, Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, 2015.

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
C. Kelly, ‘The Only Girl in the Building,’ New York Times. (2016) AR8.

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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