How to format your references using the Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. 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
J. Merilä, Evolutionary biology: Perplexing effects of phenotypic plasticity, Nature. 525 (2015) 326–327.
A journal article with 2 authors
T. Peacock, E. Bradley, Applied physics. Going with (or against) the flow, Science. 320 (2008) 1302–1303.
A journal article with 3 authors
W. Weber, S. Riesen, H.C. Siegmann, Magnetization precession by hot spin injection, Science. 291 (2001) 1015–1018.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H.W. Arz, F. Lamy, J. Pätzold, P.J. Muller, M. Prins, Mediterranean moisture source for an early-Holocene humid period in the northern Red Sea, Science. 300 (2003) 118–121.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
H. Hochstadt, Integral Equations, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 1988.
An edited book
E. Lichtfouse, ed., Organic Fertilisation, Soil Quality and Human Health, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
T. Jonathan-Zamir, D. Weisburd, B. Hasisi, The Effects of Security Threats on Antecedents of Police Legitimacy, in: D. Weisburd, B. Hasisi (Eds.), Policing Terrorism, Crime Control, and Police-Community Relations: Learning from the Israeli Experience, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014: pp. 79–97.

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 Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

Blog post
E. Andrew, How Horror Games Give us the Fright We’re Looking For, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office, Student Loans: Default Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
X. Zou, Magneto-optical properties of ferromagnetic nanostructures on modified nanosphere templates, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2014.

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
B. Rothenberg, Knickers In a Twist Over a Hint Of Color, New York Times. (2017) B9.

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 titleProgress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
AbbreviationProg. Nucl. Magn. Reson. Spectrosc.
ISSN (print)0079-6565
Analytical Chemistry
Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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