How to format your references using the Journal of Molecular Catalysis. A, Chemical citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Molecular Catalysis. A, Chemical. 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]
A. Paytan, Global change. Iron uncertainty, Nature. 406 (2000) 468–469.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
D.L. Whitaker, J. Edwards, Sphagnum moss disperses spores with vortex rings, Science. 329 (2010) 406.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
F.C. Santos, M.D. Santos, J.M. Pacheco, Social diversity promotes the emergence of cooperation in public goods games, Nature. 454 (2008) 213–216.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
H.-X. Zhang, M. Liu, X. Bu, J. Zhang, Zeolitic BIF crystal directly producing noble-metal nanoparticles in its pores for catalysis, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 3923.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
M. Zlokarnik, Scale-Up in Chemical Engineering, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG, 2006.
An edited book
[1]
N.T. Nguyen, R.P. Katarzyniak, A. Janiak, eds., New Challenges in Computational Collective Intelligence, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
T. Bajd, M. Mihelj, J. Lenarčič, A. Stanovnik, M. Munih, Two-segment robot manipulator, in: M. Mihelj, J. Lenarcic, A. Stanovnik, M. Munih (Eds.), Robotics, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2010: pp. 33–48.

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 Molecular Catalysis. A, Chemical.

Blog post
[1]
B. Taub, Why You Probably Don’t Have More Than Five Close Friends, IFLScience. (2016). https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/humans-only-have-four-or-five-close-friends-according-study/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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, Combined Fund Update, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
M.C. Baker, A descriptive study of the view from the top: Perspectives of experts in continuing medical education, Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, 2010.

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]
M.M. Chapman, Fiat Chrysler Union Contract Faces Hurdles, New York Times. (2015) B5.

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 Molecular Catalysis. A, Chemical
AbbreviationJ. Mol. Catal. A Chem.
ISSN (print)1381-1169
ScopeCatalysis
Process Chemistry and Technology
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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