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
Monastersky R (2009) Shooting for the moon. Nature 460:314–315
A journal article with 2 authors
Keklikoglou I, De Palma M (2014) Cancer: Metastasis risk after anti-macrophage therapy. Nature 515:46–47
A journal article with 3 authors
Lu LY, Ou N, Lu Q-B (2013) Antioxidant induces DNA damage, cell death and mutagenicity in human lung and skin normal cells. Sci Rep 3:3169
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Gibson L, Lee TM, Koh LP, et al (2011) Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity. Nature 478:378–381

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lam J (2014) Enterprise Risk Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Calude CS, Kari J, Petre I, Rozenberg G (2011) Unconventional Computation: 10th International Conference, UC 2011, Turku, Finland, June 6-10, 2011. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Gollasch S, David M, Keast K, et al (2015) Policy and Legal Framework and the Current Status of Ballast Water Management Requirements. In: David M, Gollasch S (eds) Global Maritime Transport and Ballast Water Management: Issues and Solutions. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 59–88

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
Andrew E (2015) Game Your Way to Weight Loss, Thanks to New Research. 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 (2011) Training Necessary to Address Data Reliability Issues in NASA Agreement Database and to Minimize Potential Competition with Commercial Sector. 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
Garcia M (2009) Perception of Latino students by teachers and counselors in the educational system. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Green LV (2006) Beds of State. New York Times 1413

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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