How to format your references using the Sustainable Chemical Processes citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sustainable Chemical Processes. 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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Smartt SJ (2015) Astrophysics: A twist in the tale of γ-ray bursts. Nature 523:164–166
A journal article with 2 authors
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Milhous WK, Weina PJ (2010) Plant science. The botanical solution for malaria. Science 327:279–280
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wang S, Hashimoto N, Ohnuki S (2013) Hydrogen-induced change in core structures of {110}[111] edge and {110}[111] screw dislocations in iron. Sci Rep 3:2760
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Maile T, Kwoczynski S, Katzenberger RJ, et al (2004) TAF1 activates transcription by phosphorylation of serine 33 in histone H2B. Science 304:1010–1014

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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Hopkins D (2013) Reading Paradise Lost. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford
An edited book
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Cheng P-J, Kan M-Y, Lam W, Nakov P (2010) Information Retrieval Technology: 6th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, December 1-3, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Cao D (2007) Legal Speech Acts as Intersubjective Communicative Action. In: Werner W, Cao D (eds) Interpretation, Law and the Construction of Meaning: Collected Papers on Legal Interpretation in Theory, Adjudication and Political Practice. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 65–82

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 Sustainable Chemical Processes.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Lab-Grown Blood To Be Trialled in the U.K. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/lab-grown-blood-be-trialed-uk/. 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 (1986) University Funding: Federal Funding Mechanisms in Support of University Research. 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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Cannon JR (2012) Microwave-supported acid hydrolysis for proteomics. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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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Goldstein J, Palmer E (2016) A Mysterious Death on the Upper East Side Unsettles Residents. New York Times A17

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 titleSustainable Chemical Processes
AbbreviationSustain. Chem. Process.
ISSN (online)2043-7129
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