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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Smaglik P (2002) Taking stock of biotech jobs. Nature 417:3
A journal article with 2 authors
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Fowler JH, Schreiber D (2008) Biology, politics, and the emerging science of human nature. Science 322:912–914
A journal article with 3 authors
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Fine PVA, Mesones I, Coley PD (2004) Herbivores promote habitat specialization by trees in Amazonian forests. Science 305:663–665
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Yang G, Liu L, Lv F, Wang S (2013) Conjugated polyelectrolyte materials for promoting progenitor cell growth without serum. Sci Rep 3:1702

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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Bays DH (2011) A New History of Christianity in China. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Cranefield S, Song I (2012) Agent Based Simulation for a Sustainable Society and Multi-agent Smart Computing: International Workshops, PRIMA 2011, Wollongong, Australia, November 14, 2011 Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Casselman B (2014) Structure constants of Kac–Moody Lie algebras. In: Howe R, Hunziker M, Willenbring JF (eds) Symmetry: Representation Theory and Its Applications: In Honor of Nolan R. Wallach. Springer, New York, NY, pp 55–83

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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Carpineti A (2016) Electrons Are Mysteriously Accelerated At The Edge Our Planet’s Magnetosphere. 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 (2012) Airport Noise Grants: FAA Needs to Better Ensure Project Eligibility and Improve Strategic Goal and Performance Measures. 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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Cuvar KM (2015) Balanced and collaborative outsourcing of IT services: A qualitative Delphi study of enterprise partnerships. 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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Vecsey G (2012) Londoners Adopt Twisted Loyalties. New York Times B11

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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