How to format your references using the Radiochimica Acta citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Radiochimica Acta. 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
Vinković, D.: Radiation-pressure mixing of large dust grains in protoplanetary disks. Nature. 459, 227 (2009).
A journal article with 2 authors
Stark, J.M., Hart, S.C.: Nitrogen storage: UV-B radiation and soil microbial communities. Nature. 423, 137 (2003).
A journal article with 3 authors
Brohawn, S.G., del Mármol, J., MacKinnon, R.: Crystal structure of the human K2P TRAAK, a lipid- and mechano-sensitive K+ ion channel. Science. 335, 436 (2012).
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Cassidy, C., Singh, V., Grammatikopoulos, P., Djurabekova, F., Nordlund, K., Sowwan, M.: Inoculation of silicon nanoparticles with silver atoms. Sci. Rep. 3, 3083 (2013).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smilansky, S.: 10 Moral Paradoxes. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK 2007, p.
An edited book
Bru, R., Romero-Vivó, S. eds: Positive Systems: Proceedings of the third Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Positive Systems: Theory and Applications (POSTA 2009) Valencia, Spain, September 2-4, 2009. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 2009, p. XII, 398 p. 33 illus.
A chapter in an edited book
Isidoro, C., Fachada, N., Barata, F., Rosa, A.: Agent-Based Model of Aedes aegypti Population Dynamics. In: Progress in Artificial Intelligence: 14th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2009, Aveiro, Portugal, October 12-15, 2009. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (Lopes, L.S., Lau, N., Mariano, P., and Rocha, L.M., eds.) (2009).

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 Radiochimica Acta.

Blog post
Carpineti, A.: This Drone With Robotic Claws Is Both Awesome And Terrifying.


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: Public Transportation: Preliminary Information on FTA’s Implementation of SAFETEA-LU Changes. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 2006, p.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bornheimer, M.E.: The influence of leadership development programs on the community college leadership shortage: A case study, (2010).

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
Walsh, M.W.: Peter Mullen, Power at a Leading Law Firm, Dies at 83, (2011).

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 titleRadiochimica Acta
AbbreviationRadiochim. Acta
ISSN (print)0033-8230
ISSN (online)2193-3405
ScopePhysical and Theoretical Chemistry

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