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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Rubin AE (2012) Planetary science. Fragments of the lunar cataclysm. Science 336:1390–1391
A journal article with 2 authors
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Rehwinkel J, Reis e Sousa C (2010) RIGorous detection: exposing virus through RNA sensing. Science 327:284–286
A journal article with 3 authors
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Osborne I, Lavine M, Coontz R (2010) Materials for electronics. Looking beyond silicon. Introduction. Science 327:1595
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Chen H, Dong W, Ge J, et al (2013) Ultrafine sulfur nanoparticles in conducting polymer shell as cathode materials for high performance lithium/sulfur batteries. Sci Rep 3:1910

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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Berk J (2010) Cost Reduction and Optimization for Manufacturing and Industrial Companies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Mombaur K, Berns K (2013) Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Bipedal Walking. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Sundquist H (2010) Risks and Safety in Building Structures. In: Grimvall G, Holmgren ÅJ, Jacobsson P, Thedéen T (eds) Risks in Technological Systems. Springer, London, pp 47–68

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) Giraffes Face “Silent Extinction” As Numbers Drop 40 Percent In 30 years. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/giraffes-face-silent-extinction-as-nubers-drop-40-percent-in-30-years/. 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 (1996) Energy Management: Technology Development Program Taking Action to Address Problems. 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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Alai NL (2017) Development of a Sport-Specific Curriculum Addressing Selfefficacy to Optimize Carbohydrate and Calorie Intake Among Male and Female High School Cross-Country Runners. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Davis JH, Rosenberg M (2017) Even Defining Victory in Afghanistan Is Hard. New York Times A7

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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