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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Fluorine 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
C.R. Landis, Organic chemistry. Construction and deconstruction of aldehydes by transfer hydroformylation, Science. 347 (2015) 29–30.
A journal article with 2 authors
J.R. Ali, M. Huber, Mammalian biodiversity on Madagascar controlled by ocean currents, Nature. 463 (2010) 653–656.
A journal article with 3 authors
V. Capraro, J.J. Jordan, D.G. Rand, Heuristics guide the implementation of social preferences in one-shot Prisoner’s Dilemma experiments, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 6790.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
F. Bai, Y.V. Morimoto, S.D.J. Yoshimura, N. Hara, N. Kami-Ike, K. Namba, T. Minamino, Assembly dynamics and the roles of FliI ATPase of the bacterial flagellar export apparatus, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 6528.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
S.A. McCrary, Mastering Corporate Finance Essentials, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2010.
An edited book
D. Borrajo, L. Castillo, J.M. Corchado, eds., Current Topics in Artificial Intelligence: 12th Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, CAEPIA 2007, Salamanca, Spain, November 12-16, 2007. Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
T. Takuma, B. Techaumnat, Electric Field in High-Voltage Equipment, in: B. Techaumnat (Ed.), Electric Fields in Composite Dielectrics and Their Applications, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2010: pp. 71–86.

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 Fluorine Chemistry.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Scientists Successfully Destroy Cancer With Nanobubbles, 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, ADP Acquisitions: Lessons Learned From SEC’s Edgar Pilot Test, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1987.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M.J. Crawford, Empire’s experts: The politics of knowledge in Spain’s royal monopoly of quina (1751–1808), Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego, 2009.

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
B. Protess, S. Eder, Trump Group Drops Deal With the ‘Turkish Trump,’ New York Times. (2017) A14.

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 Fluorine Chemistry
AbbreviationJ. Fluor. Chem.
ISSN (print)0022-1139
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry

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