How to format your references using the Thermochimica Acta citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Thermochimica Acta. 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
E. Stokstad, SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY: Homegrown Quartz Muddies the Water, Science. 289 (2000) 1449–1451.
A journal article with 2 authors
Y.-H. Eom, H.-H. Jo, Generalized friendship paradox in complex networks: the case of scientific collaboration, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 4603.
A journal article with 3 authors
M.A. Wieczorek, B.P. Weiss, S.T. Stewart, An impactor origin for lunar magnetic anomalies, Science. 335 (2012) 1212–1215.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
K.N. Brown, S. Chen, Z. Han, C.-H. Lu, X. Tan, X.-J. Zhang, L. Ding, A. Lopez-Cruz, D. Saur, S.A. Anderson, K. Huang, S.-H. Shi, Clonal production and organization of inhibitory interneurons in the neocortex, Science. 334 (2011) 480–486.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J.J. Kaufman, R. Woodhead, Stimulating Innovation in Products and Services, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2006.
An edited book
V.P. Sergienko, Noise and Vibration in Friction Systems, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
S.D. Bell, Archaeal Orc1/Cdc6 Proteins, in: S. MacNeill (Ed.), The Eukaryotic Replisome: A Guide to Protein Structure and Function, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2012: pp. 59–69.

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 Thermochimica Acta.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Scientists Have Genetically Engineered Dogs To Make Them More Muscly, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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
Government Accountability Office, FAA Procurement: Major Data-Processing Contract Should Not Be Awarded, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1990.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
R. Mirzalou, Design and simulation of an 8-PSK super regenerative receiver with new phase detection technique, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2017.

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
A. Davidson, Who Is Betting On Obamacare?, New York Times. (2013) MM36.

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 titleThermochimica Acta
AbbreviationThermochim. Acta
ISSN (print)0040-6031
ScopePhysical and Theoretical Chemistry
Condensed Matter Physics

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