How to format your references using the Theoretical Chemistry Accounts citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Theoretical Chemistry Accounts. 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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Tyree MT (2003) Plant hydraulics: the ascent of water. Nature 423:923
A journal article with 2 authors
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Stevens MM, George JH (2005) Exploring and engineering the cell surface interface. Science 310:1135–1138
A journal article with 3 authors
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Boyle WJ, Simonet WS, Lacey DL (2003) Osteoclast differentiation and activation. Nature 423:337–342
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Levine JA, Weisell R, Chevassus S, et al (2001) The work burden of women. Science 294:812

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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Bintliff J (2012) The Complete Archaeology of Greece. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Dichev C, Agre G (2016) Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications: 17th International Conference, AIMSA 2016, Varna, Bulgaria, September 7-10, 2016, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Rehm G, Uszkoreit H (2012) O META-NET-e. In: Rehm G, Uszkoreit H (eds) The Slovak Language in the Digital Age. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 37–37

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 Theoretical Chemistry Accounts.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Killer Frog Fungus Could Actually Help Amphibians Survive Disease. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/killer-frog-fungus-could-actually-help-amphibians-survive-disease/. 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 (1990) Quality Management: Scoping Study. 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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Betts K (2017) Ready, Steady, Putt! An Exhibition About the History of Miniature Golf in America. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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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(nyt) SK (2005) World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Submarine Appeal In European Court. New York Times A8

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 titleTheoretical Chemistry Accounts
AbbreviationTheor. Chem. Acc.
ISSN (print)1432-881X
ISSN (online)1432-2234
ScopePhysical and Theoretical Chemistry

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