How to format your references using the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
[1]
M.L. Hunt, Applied physics. Robotic walking in the real world, Science. 339 (2013) 1389–1390.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
M. Hernanz, G. Sala, A classical nova, V2487 Oph 1998, seen in x-rays before and after its explosion, Science. 298 (2002) 393–395.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
G. Arnqvist, T.M. Jones, M.A. Elgar, Insect behaviour: reversal of sex roles in nuptial feeding, Nature. 424 (2003) 387.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
S. Mai, G.E. Walker, A. Brunani, G. Guzzaloni, G. Grossi, A. Oldani, G. Aimaretti, M. Scacchi, P. Marzullo, Inherent insulin sensitivity is a major determinant of multimeric adiponectin responsiveness to short-term weight loss in extreme obesity, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 5803.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
B. Alberts, A. Johnson, J. Lewis, D. Morgan, M. Raff, K. Roberts, P. Walter, Molekularbiologie der Zelle, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2017.
An edited book
[1]
T.-H. Kim, H. Adeli, R.J. Robles, M. Balitanas, eds., Ubiquitous Computing and Multimedia Applications: Second International Conference, UCMA 2011, Daejeon, Korea, April 13-15, 2011. Proceedings, Part I, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
F. Reimair, P. Teufl, T. Zefferer, CrySIL: Bringing Crypto to the Modern User, in: V. Monfort, K.-H. Krempels, T.A. Majchrzak, Ž. Turk (Eds.), Web Information Systems and Technologies: 11th International Conference, WEBIST 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 20–22, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016: pp. 70–90.

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 Environmental Chemical Engineering.

Blog post
[1]
A. Carpineti, Experiment Fails To Find Dark Matter After 20 Months Of Searching, IFLScience. (2016).

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Intercity Passenger and Freight Rail: Better Data and Communication of Uncertainties Can Help Decision Makers Understand Benefits and Trade-offs of Programs and Policies, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
R.W. McKinney, The Optimal Balance of Liberal Education and Career Readiness in the Context of the American Promise: A Critical Analysis of the American Association of Colleges and Universities Liberal Education and America’s Promise Challenge, Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 2017.

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
[1]
B. Rothenberg, A Rested Williams Shakes Off the Rust, New York Times. (2017) B11.

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 Environmental Chemical Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Environ. Chem. Eng.
ISSN (print)2213-3437
ScopeChemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
Process Chemistry and Technology
Pollution
Waste Management and Disposal

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