How to format your references using the Journal of Polymer Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Polymer Research (J Polym Res). 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
1.
Brown TA (2010) Human evolution: Stranger from Siberia. Nature
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Hivon E, Kamionkowski M (2002) Cosmology. A new window to the early universe. Science 298:1349–1350
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Wiser MJ, Ribeck N, Lenski RE (2013) Long-term dynamics of adaptation in asexual populations. Science 342:1364–1367
A journal article with 5 or more authors
1.
Ashida H, Saito Y, Kojima C, et al (2003) A functional link between RuBisCO-like protein of Bacillus and photosynthetic RuBisCO. Science 302:286–290

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1.
Dooner DB (2012) Kinematic Geometry of Gearing. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
1.
Khey DN (2014) Emerging Trends in Drug Use and Distribution. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
1.
Parret H (2012) From the Enquiry (1757) to the Fourth Kritisches Wäldchen (1769): Burke and Herder on the Division of the Senses. In: Vermeir K, Funk Deckard M (eds) The Science of Sensibility: Reading Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 91–106

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 Polymer Research.

Blog post
1.
Andrews R (2016) New Satellite Returns First Remarkable Image Of The Arctic. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/new-eu-radar-satellite-returns-first-remarkable-image-norwegian-arctic/. 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
1.
Government Accountability Office (1991) Air Force Stock Fund: Hydrazine Sales Consistent with the Commercial Space Launch Act. 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
1.
Foster RL (2016) The Perceptions of Language Minority Parents Regarding Informed Consent in the Special Education Process. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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.
Fink S (2016) Even Nightmares Are Classified. 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 Polymer Research
AbbreviationJ. Polym. Res.
ISSN (print)1022-9760
ISSN (online)1572-8935
ScopeOrganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics

Other styles