How to format your references using the Progress in Polymer Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Progress in Polymer Science. 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]
Wickware P. Progress from a fragile start. Nature 2000;403:466.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Apesteguía S, Novas FE. Large Cretaceous sphenodontian from Patagonia provides insight into lepidosaur evolution in Gondwana. Nature 2003;425:609–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Martianov I, Viville S, Davidson I. RNA polymerase II transcription in murine cells lacking the TATA binding protein. Science 2002;298:1036–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Got J-L, Monteiller V, Monteux J, Hassani R, Okubo P. Deformation and rupture of the oceanic crust may control growth of Hawaiian volcanoes. Nature 2008;451:453–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bucci D. Analog Electronics for Measuring Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Akbarnia BA, Yazici M, Thompson GH, editors. The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children. 2nd ed. 2016. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Ashyralyev A, Çekiç F. On Source Identification Problem for Telegraph Differential Equations. In: Pinelas S, Došlá Z, Došlý O, Kloeden PE, editors. Differential and Difference Equations with Applications: ICDDEA, Amadora, Portugal, May 2015, Selected Contributions, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 39–50.

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 Polymer Science.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Why Does New York Have The Best Bagels? IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/what-does-new-york-have-best-bagels/ (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. Higher Education: Information on Minority-Targeted Scholarships. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Ogawa N. A Man Walks into the World. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2012.

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]
Vecsey G. What He Won’t Say, the White Flag Will. New York Times 2012:D2.

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 Polymer Science
AbbreviationProg. Polym. Sci.
ISSN (print)0079-6700
ScopeOrganic Chemistry
Ceramics and Composites
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics
Surfaces and Interfaces

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