How to format your references using the Journal of Molecular Catalysis. B, Enzymatic citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Molecular Catalysis. B, Enzymatic. 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
E. Di Lorenzo, Climate science: The future of coastal ocean upwelling, Nature. 518 (2015) 310–311.
A journal article with 2 authors
P.H. Janak, K.M. Tye, From circuits to behaviour in the amygdala, Nature. 517 (2015) 284–292.
A journal article with 3 authors
P.A. Beachy, S.S. Karhadkar, D.M. Berman, Tissue repair and stem cell renewal in carcinogenesis, Nature. 432 (2004) 324–331.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
R. Knutti, T.F. Stocker, F. Joos, G.-K. Plattner, Constraints on radiative forcing and future climate change from observations and climate model ensembles, Nature. 416 (2002) 719–723.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
B.A. Stevens, E. Roediger, Breaking Negative Relationship Patterns, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2016.
An edited book
M. Bolatkale, High Speed and Wide Bandwidth Delta-Sigma ADCs, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
E. Rovenskaya, Optimal Economic Growth Under Stochastic Environmental Impact: Sensitivity Analysis, in: J. Crespo Cuaresma, T. Palokangas, A. Tarasyev (Eds.), Dynamic Systems, Economic Growth, and the Environment, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010: pp. 79–107.

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. B, Enzymatic.

Blog post
A. Carpineti, Astronomers Produce Detailed Map Of Hydrogen In The Milky Way, IFLScience. (2016). (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, Aviation Safety: Facility Ranking of Controller Survey Responses, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A.M. Stewart, Estimation of urban-enhanced infiltration and groundwater recharge, Sierra Vista subbasin, southeast Arizona USA, Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, 2014.

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
S.F. Kovaleski, All the Presidents’ Memorabilia, New York Times. (2015) C1.

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. B, Enzymatic
AbbreviationJ. Mol. Catal. B Enzym.
ISSN (print)1381-1177
Process Chemistry and Technology

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