How to format your references using the Organometallics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Organometallics. 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
Ramirez, A. P. Geometric Frustration: Magic Moments. Nature 2003, 421 (6922), 483.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ito, T.; Simons, M. Probing Asthenospheric Density, Temperature, and Elastic Moduli below the Western United States. Science 2011, 332 (6032), 947–951.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mulch, A.; Graham, S. A.; Chamberlain, C. P. Hydrogen Isotopes in Eocene River Gravels and Paleoelevation of the Sierra Nevada. Science 2006, 313 (5783), 87–89.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Sparks, R. S. J.; Brown, R. J.; Field, M.; Gilbertson, M. Kimberlite Ascent and Eruption. Nature 2007, 450 (7172), E21; discussion E22.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Courant, R.; McShane, E. J. Differential and Integral Calculus; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 1988.
An edited book
Robotic Surgery: Current Applications and New Trends; Spinoglio, G., Ed.; Updates in Surgery; Springer: Milano, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Iwahori, Y.; Shibata, K.; Kawanaka, H.; Funahashi, K.; Woodham, R. J.; Adachi, Y. Shape from SEM Image Using Fast Marching Method and Intensity Modification by Neural Network. In Recent Advances in Knowledge-based Paradigms and Applications: Enhanced Applications Using Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Techniques; Tweedale, J. W., Jain, L. C., Eds.; Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2014; pp 73–86.

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 Organometallics.

Blog post
Taub, B. Mystery Of Belgian King’s Blood Finally Solved After 80 Years. IFLScience.


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. Airport Improvement Program: Opportunity to Consider FAA’s Role in Meeting Airport System Needs; T-RCED-93-43; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1993.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Negussie, H. Integration of Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education Programs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: An Exploratory Case Study. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2014.

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
Kelly, R. Castaway. New York Times. October 22, 1995, p 77.

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 titleOrganometallics
ISSN (print)0276-7333
ISSN (online)1520-6041
ScopeInorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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