How to format your references using the Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly. 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
Hoag H (2003) Transgenic salmon still out in the cold in United States. Nature 421:304
A journal article with 2 authors
Forster P, Renfrew C (2011) Evolution. Mother tongue and Y chromosomes. Science 333:1390–1391
A journal article with 3 authors
Lezec HJ, Dionne JA, Atwater HA (2007) Negative refraction at visible frequencies. Science 316:430–432
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Liu B, Lu S, Hu Y-L, et al (2014) RhoA and membrane fluidity mediates the spatially polarized Src/FAK activation in response to shear stress. Sci Rep 4:7008

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dant S (2016) Losing Eden. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Zambon G (2007) Beginning JSP, JSF, and Tomcat Web Development: From Novice to Professional. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
Peña T, Castrodeza C, Lara P (2007) Environmental Criteria in Pig Diet Formulation with Multi-Objective Fractional Programming. In: Weintraub A, Romero C, Bjørndal T, et al (eds) Handbook Of Operations Research In Natural Resources. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 53–68

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 Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly.

Blog post
Fang J (2014) Doctors have cleared second baby of HIV. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (2009) Surface Transportation: Clear Federal Role and Criteria-Based Selection Process Could Improve Three National and Regional Infrastructure Programs. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Holvick-Norton T (2015) Becoming Whole: The Process of Individuation for Women and Their Bodies. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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
(nyt) SK (2005) World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Officers Cleared Of Chechen Deaths. New York Times A11

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 titleMonatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly
AbbreviationMonatsh. Chem.
ISSN (print)0026-9247
ISSN (online)1434-4475
ScopeGeneral Chemistry

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