How to format your references using the Separation and Purification Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Separation and Purification Technology. 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]
D. Dickson, Weaving a social web, Nature. 414 (2001) 587.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
D.M. Marcus, A.P. Grollman, Science and government. Review for NCCAM is overdue, Science. 313 (2006) 301–302.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
D. Jewitt, H. Aussel, A. Evans, The size and albedo of the Kuiper-belt object (20000) Varuna, Nature. 411 (2001) 446–447.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
S.A. Chambers, T. Droubay, D.R. Jennison, T.R. Mattsson, Laminar growth of ultrathin metal films on metal oxides: Co on hydroxylated alpha-Al2O3(0001), Science. 297 (2002) 827–831.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
T. Kenny, The Nuts and Bolts of Implantable Device Therapy Pacemakers, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2014.
An edited book
[1]
S. Di Saverio, F. Catena, L. Ansaloni, F. Coccolini, G. Velmahos, eds., Acute Care Surgery Handbook: Volume 2 Common Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Emergencies, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
A. Kobsa, Generic User Modeling Systems, in: P. Brusilovsky, A. Kobsa, W. Nejdl (Eds.), The Adaptive Web: Methods and Strategies of Web Personalization, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007: pp. 136–154.

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 Separation and Purification Technology.

Blog post
[1]
E. Andrew, New Species Of Anglerfish Discovered, IFLScience. (2015).

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, FCC: Competitive Service Safeguards for Local Exchange Carrier Provision of Commercial Mobile Radio Services and Implementation of Section 601(d) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
T.J. Gajewski, Exploring leadership styles from a mediator’s perspective: A phenomenological study examining four specific organizational leadership styles and their relationship to four mediation styles as summarized by Leonard L. Riskin, Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, 2014.

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]
L. Greenhouse, Two Stars, Meeting Across a Bible, New York Times. (2009) WK1.

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 titleSeparation and Purification Technology
AbbreviationSep. Purif. Technol.
ISSN (print)1383-5866
ScopeFiltration and Separation
Analytical Chemistry

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