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. DiCicco-Bloom E. Neuroscience. Neuron, know thy neighbor. Science. 2006;311:1560–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Kepinski S, Leyser O. The Arabidopsis F-box protein TIR1 is an auxin receptor. Nature. 2005;435:446–51.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Granot J, Nakar E, Piran T. Astrophysics: refreshed shocks from a gamma-ray burst. Nature. 2003;426:138–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Liu F, Tang C, Zhan P, Chen Z, Ma H, Wang Z. Released plasmonic electric field of ultrathin tetrahedral-amorphous-carbon films coated Ag nanoparticles for SERS. Sci Rep. 2014;4:4494.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Roy D, Rao GV. Elements of Structural Dynamics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
1. Domingo-Ferrer J, Posegga J, Schreckling D, editors. Smart Card Research and Advanced Applications: 7th IFIP WG 8.8/11.2 International Conference, CARDIS 2006, Tarragona, Spain, April 19-21, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Strangeway RJ. Auroral Kilometric Radiation as a Consequence of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling. In: Cowley FRS SWH, Southwood D, Mitton S, editors. Magnetospheric Plasma Physics: The Impact of Jim Dungey’s Research. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 85–107.

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 C. New Footage Reveals Deadly Chimpanzee Battles [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-footage-reveals-deadly-chimpanzee-battles/

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. FTS 2000: Status and Mandatory Use. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Apr. Report No.: T-IMTEC-93-5.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Wilson ML. The Power of Spoken Word: Oral History As Social Work Pedagogy [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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. Kenigsberg B. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. New York Times. 2017 Apr 13;C7.

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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