How to format your references using the Journal of Separation Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Separation Science. 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]
Murray, C. B., Materials science. Watching nanocrystals grow. Science 2009, 324, 1276–1277.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Kneller, E. A., van Keken, P. E., Trench-parallel flow and seismic anisotropy in the Mariana and Andean subduction systems. Nature 2007, 450, 1222–1225.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Beskow, L. M., Dame, L., Costello, E. J., Research ethics. Certificates of confidentiality and compelled disclosure of data. Science 2008, 322, 1054–1055.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Urano, T., Saito, T., Tsukui, T., Fujita, M., Hosoi, T., Muramatsu, M., Ouchi, Y., Inoue, S., Efp targets 14-3-3 sigma for proteolysis and promotes breast tumour growth. Nature 2002, 417, 871–875.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Xiu, L., Nanometer Frequency Synthesis Beyond the Phase-Locked Loop. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Dallenbach-Hellweg, G., Atlas of Endometrial Histopathology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Joussen, A. M., in: Forrester, J. V. (Ed.), Uveitis and Immunological Disorders. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 2009, pp. 29–43.

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 Separation Science.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew, E., Secrets Behind Beetle’s Explosive Properties Revealed, https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/secrets-behind-beetles-explosive-properties-revealed/ (last time 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, Technology Transfer: Federal Efforts to Enhance the Competitiveness of Small Manufacturers. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Huang, J., Multispectral Imaging of Skin Oxygenation, Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University, 2013.

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]
Shpigel, B., Paralympics; Iranian Cyclist Dies After Crash at Rio Games. New York Times 2016, SP2.

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 Separation Science
AbbreviationJ. Sep. Sci.
ISSN (print)1615-9306
ISSN (online)1615-9314
ScopeFiltration and Separation
Analytical Chemistry

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