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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Nicolelis MA (2001) Actions from thoughts. Nature 409:403–407
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lord KM, Turekian VC (2007) Science and society. Time for a new era of science diplomacy. Science 315:769–770
A journal article with 3 authors
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Jimenez-Sanchez G, Childs B, Valle D (2001) Human disease genes. Nature 409:853–855
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Astafiev O, Inomata K, Niskanen AO, et al (2007) Single artificial-atom lasing. Nature 449:588–590

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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Morrow E, Boaz A, Brearley S, Ross F (2011) Handbook of Service User Involvement in Nursing and Healthcare Research. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Chen L, Matsuo S (2015) Security Standardisation Research: Second International Conference, SSR 2015, Tokyo, Japan, December 15-16, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Shah DU, Clifford MJ (2015) Compaction, Permeability and Flow Simulation for Liquid Composite Moulding of Natural Fibre Composites. In: Salit MS, Jawaid M, Yusoff NB, Hoque ME (eds) Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 65–99

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 (2017) Another Newly Discovered Asteroid Will Fly By Earth Tonight. In: IFLScience. 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 (1997) Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide--Exposure Draft (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.14). 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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Wulfsberg JC (2015) Singing Turkish, performing Turkishness: Message and audience in the song competition of the International Turkish Olympiad. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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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Brantley B (2017) Sam Shepard, Whose Plays Forged a New Frontier, Dies at 73. New York Times A1

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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