How to format your references using the Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic 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.
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
Simmons, J.G.: Timeline: Lindau and the zeitgeist. Nature. 467, S14-5 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Sutherland, W.J., Burgman, M.: Policy advice: Use experts wisely. Nature. 526, 317–318 (2015)
A journal article with 3 authors
Petta, J.R., Lu, H., Gossard, A.C.: A coherent beam splitter for electronic spin states. Science. 327, 669–672 (2010)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Harada, Y., Takagaki, Y., Sunagawa, M., Saito, T., Yamada, L., Taniguchi, H., Shoguchi, E., Sawada, H.: Mechanism of self-sterility in a hermaphroditic chordate. Science. 320, 548–550 (2008)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Halpin, D.W., Senior, B.A.: Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2009)
An edited book
Metcalf, G.S. ed: Social Systems and Design. Springer Japan, Tokyo (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Kaiser, M., Simonotto, J.: Limited spreading: How hierarchical networks prevent the transition to the epileptic state. In: Steyn-Ross, D.A. and Steyn-Ross, M. (eds.) Modeling Phase Transitions in the Brain. pp. 99–116. Springer, New York, NY (2010)

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 Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry.

Blog post
Andrews, R.: Hyperloop Could Be Coming To The UK,


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: Electronic Government: National Archives and Records Administration’s Fiscal Year 2011 Expenditure Plan. 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
Uzan, E.: Secondary Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers’ Processes of Selection and Integration of Technology, (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
Brantley, B.: Theater; Have Rocket, Will Travel, (2017)

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 Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry
AbbreviationJ. Incl. Phenom. Macrocycl. Chem.
ISSN (print)1388-3127
ISSN (online)1573-1111
ScopeFood Science
General Chemistry
Condensed Matter Physics

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