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
Yakir, D. Global Enzymes: Sphere of Influence. Nature 2002, 416 (6883), 795.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fraser, P. J.; Shelmerdine, R. L. Dogfish Hair Cells Sense Hydrostatic Pressure. Nature 2002, 415 (6871), 495–496.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jiang, D.; Zhao, L.; Clapham, D. E. Genome-Wide RNAi Screen Identifies Letm1 as a Mitochondrial Ca2+/H+ Antiporter. Science 2009, 326 (5949), 144–147.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Klironomos, J. N.; Allen, M. F.; Rillig, M. C.; Piotrowski, J.; Makvandi-Nejad, S.; Wolfe, B. E.; Powell, J. R. Abrupt Rise in Atmospheric CO2 Overestimates Community Response in a Model Plant-Soil System. Nature 2005, 433 (7026), 621–624.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lewis, S. Positive Psychology and Change; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2016.
An edited book
Mitochondrial DNA, Mitochondria, Disease and Stem Cells; St. John, J. C., Ed.; Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine; Humana Press: Totowa, NJ, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Marcedone, A.; Orlandi, C. Obfuscation ⇒ (IND-CPA Security $\not\Rightarrow$ Circular Security). In Security and Cryptography for Networks: 9th International Conference, SCN 2014, Amalfi, Italy, September 3-5, 2014. Proceedings; Abdalla, M., Prisco, R. D., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2014; pp 77–90.

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
Hale, T. Fisherman Catches A One-In-Two-Million Blue Lobster For The Second Time. IFLScience. (accessed 2018-10-30).


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. Balancing Flexibility and Accountability: Grant Program Design in Education and Other Areas; T-GGD/HEHS-98-94; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Williams, B. The Impact on Reunification for Families with Incarcerated Parents: A Policy Analysis of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2017.

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
Baker, L. Flourishing in Puget Sound With a Counterculture Past. New York Times. February 3, 2006, p F11.

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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