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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Sulfur 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]
Webster PJ. Meteorology: Improve weather forecasts for the developing world. Nature. 2013;493:17–19.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Elderfield H, Ganssen G. Past temperature and delta18O of surface ocean waters inferred from foraminiferal Mg/Ca ratios. Nature. 2000;405:442–445.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Stollewerk A, Schoppmeier M, Damen WGM. Involvement of Notch and Delta genes in spider segmentation. Nature. 2003;423:863–865.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Mazelin L, Bernet A, Bonod-Bidaud C, et al. Netrin-1 controls colorectal tumorigenesis by regulating apoptosis. Nature. 2004;431:80–84.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Le Chevalier F, Lesselier D, Staraj R. Non-standard Antennas. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
El-Baz AS, Acharya U R, Laine AF, et al., editors. Multi Modality State-of-the-Art Medical Image Segmentation and Registration Methodologies: Volume II. 1st ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Stelzer V, Quintero A. Climate Change Impacts on the Energy Sector and Adaptation Options. In: Krellenberg K, Hansjürgens B, editors. Climate Adaptation Santiago. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. p. 81–105.

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 Sulfur Chemistry.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. The Smell Of Rain: How CSIRO Invented A New Word [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/smell-rain-how-csiro-invented-new-word/.

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. Highway Safety: Monitoring Practices To Show Compliance With Speed Limits Should Be Reexamined. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988. Report No.: T-RCED-88-29. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Crowley KM. Dynamics of Creativity: A Study of Early Drug Discovery Scientists’ Experience of Creativity [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2019.

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]
Hansen K. Even a Rock Star Has to Be Careful. New York Times. 2013 Feb 26;B6.

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 Sulfur Chemistry
AbbreviationJ. Sulphur Chem.
ISSN (print)1741-5993
ISSN (online)1741-6000
ScopeGeneral Chemistry

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