How to format your references using the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics citation style
This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 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:
The citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
The style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.
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
D. J. McCauley, Selling out on nature, Nature, 2006, 443, 27–28.
A journal article with 2 authors
P. J. P. Verger and A. R. Boobis, Global food supply. Reevaluate pesticides for food security and safety, Science, 2013, 341, 717–718.
A journal article with 3 authors
M. Connors, P. Wiegert and C. Veillet, Earth’s Trojan asteroid, Nature, 2011, 475, 481–483.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J. Müller, F. Merget, S. Sharif Azadeh, J. Hauck, S. R. García, B. Shen and J. Witzens, Optical peaking enhancement in high-speed ring modulators, Sci. Rep., 2014, 4, 6310.
Books and book chapters
Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.
An authored book
J. Canham and J. Bennett, Mentorship in Community Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK, 2008.
An edited book
B. G. G. Johannessen, Ed., Global Co-Mentoring Networks in Higher Education: Politics, Policies, and Practices, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 1st ed. 2016., 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
N. Bosma, V. Schutjens and E. Stam, in Public Policies for Fostering Entrepreneurship: A European Perspective, eds. R. Baptista and J. Leitao, Springer US, New York, NY, 2009, pp. 59–89.
Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
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 Accountability Office, Higher Education: Multiple Higher Education Tax Incentives Create Opportunities for Taxpayers to Make Costly Mistakes, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2008.
Theses and dissertations
Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.
B. Robles, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2009.
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
J. Koblin, New York Times, 2017, B1.
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 title
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry General Physics and Astronomy