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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Di Santo JP (2010) Immunology. A guardian of T cell fate. Science 329:44–45
A journal article with 2 authors
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Tucker TJ, Makgoba MW (2008) Public health. Public-private partnerships and scientific imperialism. Science 320:1016–1017
A journal article with 3 authors
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Pearson PD, Moje E, Greenleaf C (2010) Literacy and science: each in the service of the other. Science 328:459–463
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Grimm NB, Faeth SH, Golubiewski NE, et al (2008) Global change and the ecology of cities. Science 319:756–760

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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Lyshevski SE (2005) Engineering and Scientific Computations Using MATLAB®. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Kothuri R (2007) Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
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Park J-S, Lee J, Lee S-W (2006) Region-Based Reconstruction for Face Hallucination. In: Cham T-J, Cai J, Dorai C, et al (eds) Advances in Multimedia Modeling: 13th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2007, Singapore, January 9-12, 2007. Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 44–53

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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Andrew D (2017) What Makes An Animal Clever? Research Shows Intelligence Is not Just About Using Tools. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/what-makes-an-animal-clever-research-shows-intelligence-is-not-just-about-using-tools/. 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 (1992) National Aero-Space Plane: Restructuring Future Research and Development Efforts. 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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Westgate M (2009) La Boutique Fantasque: A full score edition for wind band. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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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Greenhouse L (2006) Justices Weigh Whether Railroad Retaliated Against Worker. New York Times A24

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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