How to format your references using the Structural Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Structural Chemistry. 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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Farrar JM (2002) Chemical reactions. Steric and solvent effects in ionic reactions. Science 295:2222–2223
A journal article with 2 authors
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Cruz A, Green BG (2000) Thermal stimulation of taste. Nature 403:889–892
A journal article with 3 authors
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Davidson EA, Trumbore SE, Amundson R (2000) Soil warming and organic carbon content. Nature 408:789–790
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ledwell JR, Montgomery ET, Polzin KL, et al (2000) Evidence for enhanced mixing over rough topography in the abyssal ocean. Nature 403:179–182

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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Behme S (2015) Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Proteins. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Fontani M (2016) Chemistry and Chemists in Florence: From the Last of the Medici Family to the European Magnetic Resonance Center. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Tan J (2006) LIMITED DECENTRALIZATION IN THE SINGAPORE EDUCATION SYSTEM. In: Bjork C (ed) Educational Decentralization: Asian Experiences and Conceptual Contributions. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 59–70

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 Structural Chemistry.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) The Public Must Speak Up About Gene Editing – Beyond Embryo Modification. In: IFLScience. 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 (1984) ADP, IRM & Telecommunications. 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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Little JL (2014) The effects of a financial literacy intervention on teachers’ financial literacy, awareness, and advocacy. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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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Gustines GG (2016) A Bird? A Plane? La Borinqueña! New York Times MB4

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 titleStructural Chemistry
AbbreviationStruct. Chem.
ISSN (print)1040-0400
ISSN (online)1572-9001
ScopePhysical and Theoretical Chemistry
Condensed Matter Physics

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