How to format your references using the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Organometallic 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.
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
G. Buzsáki, The structure of consciousness, Nature. 446 (2007) 267.
A journal article with 2 authors
C. Wennerås, A. Wold, A chair of one’s own, Nature. 408 (2000) 647.
A journal article with 3 authors
R. Albert, H. Jeong, A.L. Barabasi, Error and attack tolerance of complex networks, Nature. 406 (2000) 378–382.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
E.A. Ortlund, J.T. Bridgham, M.R. Redinbo, J.W. Thornton, Crystal structure of an ancient protein: evolution by conformational epistasis, Science. 317 (2007) 1544–1548.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J. Vitale, I.H. Len, Zero Limits, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2008.
An edited book
A. Hameurlain, J. Küng, R. Wagner, eds., Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems V, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
P. Pasquier, R. Hollands, F. Dignum, I. Rahwan, L. Sonenberg, Exploiting Hierarchical Goals in Bilateral Automated Negotiation: Empirical Study, in: J. Collins, P. Faratin, S. Parsons, J.A. Rodriguez-Aguilar, N.M. Sadeh, O. Shehory, E. Sklar (Eds.), Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis: AAMAS 2007 Workshop, AMEC 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 14, 2007, and AAAI 2007 Workshop, TADA 2007, Vancouver, Canada, July 23, 2007, Selected and Revised Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008: pp. 46–61.

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 Organometallic Chemistry.

Blog post
J. Davis, Critically Endangered Bird Lays Eggs In Captivity For First Time, 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, Digital Television Transition: Questions on the DTV Converter Box Subsidy Program and a DTV Inter-Agency Task Force, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2007.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
C. Rivera, The Role of Privacy, Brand Labeling, and Cost on Condom Procurement: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Assess a University Policy, Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 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
M.J. de la MERCED, A Flat First Day For Blue Apron, New York Times. (2017) B4.

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 Organometallic Chemistry
AbbreviationJ. Organomet. Chem.
ISSN (print)0022-328X
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Materials Chemistry

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