How to format your references using the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 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. Abdool Karim SS. Retrospective. Nelson R. Mandela (1918-2013). Science. 2014;343:150.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Martin CR, Siwy ZS. Chemistry. Learning nature’s way: biosensing with synthetic nanopores. Science. 2007;317:331–2.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Giovannoni S, Temperton B, Zhao Y. Giovannoni et al. reply. Nature. 2013;499:E4-5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Hirana Y, Juhasz G, Miyauchi Y, Mouri S, Matsuda K, Nakashima N. Empirical prediction of electronic potentials of single-walled carbon nanotubes with a specific chirality (n,m). Sci Rep. 2013;3:2959.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Bejan A. Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1. Majumder M. Decision Making Algorithms for Hydro-Power Plant Location. Ghosh S, editor. Singapore: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Valois T. The Pediatric Difficult Airway. In: Astuto M, editor. Basics. Milano: Springer; 2009. p. 31–48.

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 Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. Boron Discovered On Mars For The First Time. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.


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. Information on the New Community of Soul City, North Carolina. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1975 Dec. Report No.: RED-76-52.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Biermann JL. The distribution of Callinectes sapidus megalopae at the mouths of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays: Implications for larval ingress [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2009.

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. La GORCE T. He Arrived as Reba McEntire. That Seemed to Work. New York Times. 2017 May 19;ST13.

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 Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
AbbreviationJ. Therm. Anal. Calorim.
ISSN (print)1388-6150
ISSN (online)1588-2926
ScopePhysical and Theoretical Chemistry
Condensed Matter Physics

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