How to format your references using the New Journal of Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for New Journal of Chemistry. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
S. Wain-Hobson, Nature, 2013, 495, 411.
A journal article with 2 authors
C. S. Gandhi and D. C. Rees, Science, 2008, 321, 1166–1167.
A journal article with 3 authors
R. Bonasio, S. Tu and D. Reinberg, Science, 2010, 330, 612–616.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Y. Ye, Y. Shibata, C. Yun, D. Ron and T. A. Rapoport, Nature, 2004, 429, 841–847.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
H. Arboleda and J.-C. Royer, Model-Driven and Software Product Line Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2012.
An edited book
A. J. Dupuy and D. A. Largaespada, Eds., Insertional Mutagenesis Strategies in Cancer Genetics, Springer, New York, NY, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
N. Bouleau, in Seminar on Stochastic Analysis, Random Fields and Applications V: Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona, May 2005, eds. R. C. Dalang, F. Russo and M. Dozzi, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2008, pp. 57–74.

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 New Journal of Chemistry.

Blog post
T. Hale, Which European City Takes The Most Drugs, According To Sewage Wastewater Analysis?,, (accessed 30 October 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, Diploma Mills: Federal Employees Have Obtained Degrees from Diploma Mills and Other Unaccredited Schools, Some at Government Expense, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
D. Escamilla, Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, 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
P. Kelly, New York Times, 1972, Book ReviewBR8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleNew Journal of Chemistry
AbbreviationNew J Chem
ISSN (print)1144-0546
ISSN (online)1369-9261
General Chemistry
Materials Chemistry

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