How to format your references using the Reactive and Functional Polymers citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Reactive and Functional Polymers. 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]
J. Liu, Disease outbreak: Finish the fight against Ebola, Nature. 524 (2015) 27–29.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
J. Lehmann, M. Kleber, The contentious nature of soil organic matter, Nature. 528 (2015) 60–68.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
R.E. Carazo-Salas, C. Antony, P. Nurse, The kinesin Klp2 mediates polarization of interphase microtubules in fission yeast, Science. 309 (2005) 297–300.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
A. Sánchez-Lavega, T. del Río-Gaztelurrutia, R. Hueso, J.M. Gómez-Forrellad, J.F. Sanz-Requena, J. Legarreta, E. García-Melendo, F. Colas, J. Lecacheux, L.N. Fletcher, D. Barrado-Navascués, D. Parker, International Outer Planet Watch Team, Deep winds beneath Saturn’s upper clouds from a seasonal long-lived planetary-scale storm, Nature. 475 (2011) 71–74.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
F. Bass, Guide to the Census, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
[1]
G. Chakraborty, ed., Distributed Computing and Internet Technology: Second International Conference, ICDCIT 2005, Bhubaneswar, India, December 22-24, 2005. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
D. Huang, H. Leung, An EM-IMM Method for Simultaneous Registration and Fusion of Multiple Radars and ESM Sensors, in: S.C. Mukhopadhyay, H. Leung (Eds.), Advances in Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010: pp. 101–124.

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 Reactive and Functional Polymers.

Blog post
[1]
B. Taub, Pain Receptors Are Tuned To Specific Types Of Pain, IFLScience. (2016). https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/pain-receptors-tuned-specific-types-pain/ (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, Health Care: Continued Leadership Needed to Define and Implement Information Technology Standards, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2005.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
B.B. Pulido, Homes as grounding counterspaces: Mexicana undocumented students utilizing mother-daughter pedagogies of resistance to succeed in higher education, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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]
J. Schwartz, Duane Graveline, Forced Out as Astronaut, Dies at 85, New York Times. (2016) 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 titleReactive and Functional Polymers
AbbreviationReact. Funct. Polym.
ISSN (print)1381-5148
ScopeBiochemistry
General Chemical Engineering
General Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics

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