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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Silk JB (2007) Social components of fitness in primate groups. Science 317:1347–1351
A journal article with 2 authors
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Taipale J, Beachy PA (2001) The Hedgehog and Wnt signalling pathways in cancer. Nature 411:349–354
A journal article with 3 authors
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Li J, Sato T, Kageyama A (2002) Repeated and sudden reversals of the dipole field generated by a spherical dynamo action. Science 295:1887–1890
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Fridley BL, Jenkins GD, Grill DE, et al (2013) Soft truncation thresholding for gene set analysis of RNA-seq data: application to a vaccine study. Sci Rep 3:2898

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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Green PE Jr (2005) Fiber to the Home. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Brorsson M, Pinho LM (2012) Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2012: 17th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Stockholm, Sweden, June 11-15, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Balogh K (2015) F-LTAG Semantics for Issues Around Focusing. In: Aher M, Hole D, Jeřábek E, Kupke C (eds) Logic, Language, and Computation: 10th International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation, TbiLLC 2013, Gudauri, Georgia, September 23-27, 2013. Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 61–81

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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Hale T (2016) Girls Are Put Off Science Because STEM Toys Are Branded As Boy’s Toys, Research Says. 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 (2012) Information Technology: DHS Needs to Further Define and Implement Its New Governance Process. 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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Wang N (2015) Computational Studies on Biomolecular Diffusion and Electrostatics. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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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Hodgman J (2016) Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times MM30

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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