How to format your references using the Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis. 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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Schulz E (2015) Organic chemistry: One catalyst, two reactions. Nature 517:280–281
A journal article with 2 authors
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Oganov AR, Ono S (2004) Theoretical and experimental evidence for a post-perovskite phase of MgSiO3 in Earth’s D" layer. Nature 430:445–448
A journal article with 3 authors
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Irwin DE, Bensch S, Price TD (2001) Speciation in a ring. Nature 409:333–337
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Zheng Y, Josefowicz SZ, Kas A, et al (2007) Genome-wide analysis of Foxp3 target genes in developing and mature regulatory T cells. Nature 445:936–940

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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Wells AR, Chiang K (2017) Monetizing Your Data. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Kato N, Kawata M, Pitman RK (2006) PTSD: Brain Mechanisms and Clinical Implications. Springer Japan, Tokyo
A chapter in an edited book
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Souza J, Botega LC, Santarém Segundo JE, et al (2015) Conceptual Framework to Enrich Situation Awareness of Emergency Dispatchers. In: Yamamoto S (ed) Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Knowledge in Context: 17th International Conference, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings, Part II. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 33–44

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 Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J (2015) A Bizarre Five-Star System has Been Found that Doesn’t Look Like Anything We’ve Seen Before. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/bizarre-five-star-system-has-been-found-doesnt-look-anything-weve-seen/. 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 (1979) Improvements Recommended for Better Oversight of the Capitol Page School. 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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Tucker MS (2010) Phenotypic and genotypic analysis of in vitro selected artemisinin resistant Plasmodium falciparum. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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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Grynbaum MM (2017) Kushner Friend Steps Down as Editor of the Observer. New York Times B3

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 titleReaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis
AbbreviationReact. Kinet. Mech. Catal.
ISSN (print)1878-5190
ISSN (online)1878-5204
ScopeCatalysis
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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