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
[1]
J. Corliss, Exercise: Powering up, Nature. 485 (2012) S62-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
J.F.A. Poulet, C.C.H. Petersen, Internal brain state regulates membrane potential synchrony in barrel cortex of behaving mice, Nature. 454 (2008) 881–885.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
E.K. Vogel, A.W. McCollough, M.G. Machizawa, Neural measures reveal individual differences in controlling access to working memory, Nature. 438 (2005) 500–503.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
E. Haller, M. Gustavsson, M.J. Mark, J.G. Danzl, R. Hart, G. Pupillo, H.-C. Nägerl, Realization of an excited, strongly correlated quantum gas phase, Science. 325 (2009) 1224–1227.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
S.P. Radzevich, Geometry of Surfaces, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK, 2013.
An edited book
[1]
M. Glinz, P. Heymans, eds., Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality: 15th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2009 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 8-9, 2009 Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
P.R. Srivastava, M. Ray, J. Dermoudy, B.-H. Kang, T.-H. Kim, Test Case Minimization and Prioritization Using CMIMX Technique, in: D. Ślęzak, T.-H. Kim, A. Kiumi, T. Jiang, J. Verner, S. Abrahão (Eds.), Advances in Software Engineering: International Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2009 Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2009, Jeju Island, Korea, December 10-12, 2009. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009: pp. 25–33.

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
[1]
J. Davis, The Dark Web Is Actually More Of An Archipelago, IFLScience. (2017). https://www.iflscience.com/technology/the-dark-web-is-actually-more-of-an-archipelago/ (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, Spending Grant Funds More Efficiently Could Save Millions, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1980.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
A.A. Jaime, “Cockroach centuries”: The cockroach image as the conduit for the marginalized beat woman and artist in Elise Cowen’s cockroach poetry, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 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
[1]
M. Paulson, Michael Friedman, Co-Creator of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ Dies at 41, New York Times. (2017) B7.

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
ScopeBiochemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Materials Chemistry

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