How to format your references using the Journal of Molecular Modeling citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Molecular Modeling. 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
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Weinert T (2007) Cell biology. What a cell should know (but may not). Science 315:1374–1375
A journal article with 2 authors
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Futahashi R, Fujiwara H (2008) Juvenile hormone regulates butterfly larval pattern switches. Science 319:1061
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hermanson O, Jepsen K, Rosenfeld MG (2002) N-CoR controls differentiation of neural stem cells into astrocytes. Nature 419:934–939
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Pfeilsticker K, Lotter A, Peters C, Bosch H (2003) Atmospheric detection of water dimers via near-infrared absorption. Science 300:2078–2080

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Callahan KR, Stetz GS, Brooks LM (2011) Project Management Accounting. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Felleisen M, Gardner P (2013) Programming Languages and Systems: 22nd European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2013, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2013, Rome, Italy, March 16-24, 2013. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Beigi PKM, Maverakis E (2015) Clinical Symptoms. In: Maverakis E (ed) Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: A Clinician’s Guide. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 39–41

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 Modeling.

Blog post
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Hale T (2016) Drug Lord’s Escaped Hippos Are Causing Chaos In Colombia. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/drug-lords-escaped-hippos-are-causing-chaos-in-columbia/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
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Government Accountability Office (2006) Space Acquisitions: Improvements Needed in Space Systems Acquisitions and Keys to Achieving Them. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Schmidt MP (2013) Being here. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
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Kershner I, Hubbard B (2016) Hezbollah Is Using U.S.-Made Armor in Syria, Israel Says. New York Times 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 Molecular Modeling
AbbreviationJ. Mol. Model.
ISSN (print)1610-2940
ISSN (online)0948-5023
ScopeCatalysis
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Computational Theory and Mathematics
Computer Science Applications

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