How to format your references using the Polymer Testing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Polymer Testing. 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
[1]
S. Chaieb, Elasto-plasticity in wrinkled polymerized lipid membranes, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 3699.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
K.M. Fedorka, T.A. Mousseau, Female mating bias results in conflicting sex-specific offspring fitness, Nature. 429 (2004) 65–67.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
J.T. Mendell, C.M.J. ap Rhys, H.C. Dietz, Separable roles for rent1/hUpf1 in altered splicing and decay of nonsense transcripts, Science. 298 (2002) 419–422.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Anopheles gambiae 1000 Genomes Consortium, Data analysis group, Partner working group, Sample collections—Angola:, Burkina Faso:, Cameroon:, Gabon:, Guinea:, Guinea-Bissau:, Kenya:, Uganda:, Crosses:, Sequencing and data production, Web application development, Project coordination, Genetic diversity of the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, Nature. 552 (2017) 96–100.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
B. Xing, C.D. Vecitis, N. Senesi, Engineered Nanoparticles and the Environment: Biophysicochemical Processes and Toxicity, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2016.
An edited book
[1]
M. Ryan, K. Gerard, M. Amaya-Amaya, eds., Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value Health and Health Care, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
W. Ni, N.-S. Vu, A. Caplier, An Online Three-Stage Method for Facial Point Localization, in: P. Real, D. Diaz-Pernil, H. Molina-Abril, A. Berciano, W. Kropatsch (Eds.), Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns: 14th International Conference, CAIP 2011, Seville, Spain, August 29-31, 2011, Proceedings, Part II, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011: pp. 57–64.

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 Polymer Testing.

Blog post
[1]
D. Andrew, Five Amazing Ways Plants Have Created New Technologies, IFLScience. (2016). https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/five-amazing-ways-plants-have-created-new-technologies/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Local Coordination Prevents Duplication of Services at Federally Sponsored Indian Education Projects, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1981.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
R.A. Marquez, Examining coping skills used to deal with daily stressors of law enforcement, 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
[1]
J. Otis, Cancer Patient Is Hoping to Get Back to the Kitchen, New York Times. (2016) A18.

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 titlePolymer Testing
AbbreviationPolym. Test.
ISSN (print)0142-9418
ScopeOrganic Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics

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