How to format your references using the Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing. 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
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Dyson F (2005) Dynamic universe. Nature 435:1033
A journal article with 2 authors
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Romney DK, Miller SJ (2015) Chemistry. Climbing Jacob’s ladder. Science 347:829
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hao X, Martin-Rouault L, Cui M (2014) A self-adaptive method for creating high efficiency communication channels through random scattering media. Sci Rep 4:5874
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Oliveira PJC, Asner GP, Knapp DE, et al (2007) Land-use allocation protects the Peruvian Amazon. Science 317:1233–1236

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Kapterev A (2011) Presentation Secrets. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Mohanty UC, Mohapatra M, Singh OP, et al (2014) Monitoring and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones in the Indian Ocean and Climate Change. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Hagoel L, Kalekin-Fishman D (2016) Discourse. In: Kalekin-Fishman D (ed) From the Margins to New Ground: An Autoethnography of Passage between Disciplines. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 39–45

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 Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Amazing Video Takes You INSIDE The Largest Photograph Ever Taken. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office (1980) DOD Still Needs To Clarify Policies for Performing Research and Development for Other Agencies. 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
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Holland JH (2010) Investigating the relationship between the policy implementation process and the utilization of information technology in a constitutional republic: The case of I-269 NEPA process. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University

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
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Billard M (2010) Dust Off the Old Stock. New York Times E5

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 titlePlasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing
AbbreviationPlasma Chem. Plasma Process.
ISSN (print)0272-4324
ISSN (online)1572-8986
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry
Surfaces, Coatings and Films
Condensed Matter Physics

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