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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Whipple FL (2000) ESSAYS ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: Of Comets and Meteors. Science 289:728
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lee WY, Sine SM (2005) Principal pathway coupling agonist binding to channel gating in nicotinic receptors. Nature 438:243–247
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mulepati S, Héroux A, Bailey S (2014) Structural biology. Crystal structure of a CRISPR RNA-guided surveillance complex bound to a ssDNA target. Science 345:1479–1484
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Lane TW, Saito MA, George GN, et al (2005) Biochemistry: a cadmium enzyme from a marine diatom. Nature 435:42

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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Heimer T, Werner M (2004) Die Zukunft der Mikrosystemtechnik. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG
An edited book
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Wang L, Garnier H (2012) System Identification, Environmental Modelling, and Control System Design. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
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Kitaev S, Lozin V (2015) Various Results on Word-Representable Graphs. In: Lozin V (ed) Words and Graphs. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 81–130

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 D (2017) Venus Has Very Few Volcanoes – Weirdly, This Might Be Why It’s As Hot As Hell. 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 (2002) Food and Drug Administration: Effect of User Fees on Drug Approval Times, Withdrawals, and Other Agency Activities. 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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Wilson P (2015) A Case Study of the Efficacy of Middle College on Educational Advancement. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood 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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Roach M (2016) Not an Accident. New York Times BR8

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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