How to format your references using the The Journal of Physical Chemistry C citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 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)
Dye, C. Health and Urban Living. Science 2008, 319 (5864), 766–769.
A journal article with 2 authors
(1)
Vanderschuren, L. J. M. J.; Everitt, B. J. Drug Seeking Becomes Compulsive after Prolonged Cocaine Self-Administration. Science 2004, 305 (5686), 1017–1019.
A journal article with 3 authors
(1)
Lavrentovich, O. D.; Lazo, I.; Pishnyak, O. P. Nonlinear Electrophoresis of Dielectric and Metal Spheres in a Nematic Liquid Crystal. Nature 2010, 467 (7318), 947–950.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
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Donati, J.-F.; Forveille, T.; Cameron, A. C.; Barnes, J. R.; Delfosse, X.; Jardine, M. M.; Valenti, J. A. The Large-Scale Axisymmetric Magnetic Topology of a Very-Low-Mass Fully Convective Star. Science 2006, 311 (5761), 633–635.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
(1)
Weinberg, S. Cost-Contained Regulatory Compliance; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2011.
An edited book
(1)
Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: 8th International Conference, VAMR 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, Canada, July 17-22, 2016. Proceedings; Lackey, S., Shumaker, R., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; Vol. 9740.
A chapter in an edited book
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Fotakis, D. A Primal-Dual Algorithm for Online Non-Uniform Facility Location. In Advances in Informatics: 10th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, PCI 2005, Volas, Greece, November 11-13, 2005. Proceedings; Bozanis, P., Houstis, E. N., Eds.; Hutchison, D., Kanade, T., Kittler, J., Kleinberg, J. M., Mattern, F., Mitchell, J. C., Naor, M., Nierstrasz, O., Pandu Rangan, C., Steffen, B., Sudan, M., Terzopoulos, D., Tygar, D., Vardi, M. Y., Weikum, G., Series Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005; pp 47–56.

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 The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

Blog post
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Andrew, E. Unlike A Rolling Stone: Is Science Really Better Than Journalism At Self-Correction? https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/unlike-rolling-stone-science-really-better-journalism-self-correction/ (accessed 2018 -10 -30).

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. Survey of the Harrison County Head Start Program, Gulfport, Mississippi; HRD-78-82; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1978.

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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Ahmadi, S. A. Synergistic Interplay between Math Search and Handwritten Mathematical Notation Recognition. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2009.

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)
Dominus, S. The Sexual Healer. New York Times. January 26, 2014, p ST1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleThe Journal of Physical Chemistry C
AbbreviationJ. Phys. Chem. C Nanomater. Interfaces
ISSN (print)1932-7447
ISSN (online)1932-7455
ScopePhysical and Theoretical Chemistry
General Energy
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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