How to format your references using the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. 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]
R. D. Fields, Science 2014, 344, 264.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
N. P. Gurao, S. Suwas, Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 5641.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
B. Tarchini, D. Duboule, M. Kmita, Nature 2006, 443, 985.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
K.-D. Klass, O. Zompro, N. P. Kristensen, J. Adis, Science 2002, 296, 1456.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
T. E. McSween, Values-Based Safety Process, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2005.
An edited book
[1]
H. Yoshida, J. J. Näppi, S. Saini, Eds., Abdominal Imaging. Computational and Clinical Applications: 6th International Workshop, ABDI 2014, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2014, Cambridge, MA, USA, September 14, 2014, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014, vol. 8676.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
M. Pavlovic, B. Balint, in Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, (Ed: B. Balint), Springer, New York, NY, 2013, pp. 21–22.

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 Raman Spectroscopy.

Blog post
[1]
B. Taub, Chimps Feel Decidedly “Meh’’ Towards Others”, https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/chimps-feel-decidedly-meh-towards-others/, (accessed 30 October 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, Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
O. J. Ehigiator, A Closed Loop Control System for Pressure and Flow Detection Using a Vibrating String Transducer, Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 2015.

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]
E. St. John Kelly, New York Times, 1994, 1314.

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 Raman Spectroscopy
AbbreviationJ. Raman Spectrosc.
ISSN (print)0377-0486
ISSN (online)1097-4555
ScopeSpectroscopy
General Materials Science

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