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. Schilling G. HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS: X-ray Satellites Seek Clues to Bursts. Science. 2000;290:927.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Costache MV, Valenzuela SO. Experimental spin ratchet. Science. 2010;330:1645–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Nielsen S, Yuzenkova Y, Zenkin N. Mechanism of eukaryotic RNA polymerase III transcription termination. Science. 2013;340:1577–80.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Smith DE, Zuber MT, Sun X, Neumann GA, Cavanaugh JF, McGarry JF, et al. Two-way laser link over interplanetary distance. Science. 2006;311:53.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Buchstaller I. Quotatives. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2013.
An edited book
1. Azarnoosh M, Zeraatpishe M, Faravani A, Kargozari HR, editors. Issues in Materials Development. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chatterjee K, Doyen L, Filiot E, Raskin J-F. Doomsday Equilibria for Omega-Regular Games. In: McMillan KL, Rival X, editors. Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation: 15th International Conference, VMCAI 2014, San Diego, CA, USA, January 19-21, 2014, Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014. p. 78–97.

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. Luntz S. Robots To The Rescue Of The Great Barrier Reef. 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. Drug-Impaired Driving: Additional Support Needed for Public Awareness Initiatives. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2015 Feb. Report No.: GAO-15-293.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Hoffer H. Aesthetics of destruction: Music and the worldview of Ikari Shinji in “Neon Genesis Evangelion” [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tucson, AZ]: University of Arizona; 2012.

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. Brantley B. The Irresistible Attraction of an Assault Rifle. New York Times. 2017 Feb 20;C5.

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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