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
C. Price, Evidence for a link between global lightning activity and upper tropospheric water vapour, Nature. 406 (2000) 290–293.
A journal article with 2 authors
A. Treves, J. Bruskotter, Ecology. Tolerance for predatory wildlife, Science. 344 (2014) 476–477.
A journal article with 3 authors
R.A. Hanna, R.L. Campbell, P.L. Davies, Calcium-bound structure of calpain and its mechanism of inhibition by calpastatin, Nature. 456 (2008) 409–412.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
W.E. Balch, R.I. Morimoto, A. Dillin, J.W. Kelly, Adapting proteostasis for disease intervention, Science. 319 (2008) 916–919.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
G. Dewulf, A. Blanken, M. Bult-Spiering, Strategic Issues in Public-Private Partnerships, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2012.
An edited book
A. Gansäuer, ed., Radicals in Synthesis II, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
K. Stevanovic Hedrih, Nonlinear Dynamics of a Heavy Material Particle along a Circle Which Rotates and Optimal Control, in: G. Rega, F. Vestroni (Eds.), IUTAM Symposium on Chaotic Dynamics and Control of Systems and Processes in Mechanics: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium Held in Rome, Italy, 8–13 June 2003, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2005: pp. 37–45.

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
S. Luntz, Organic Molecules That Glow At Room Temperature Make Energy-Efficient Lights, IFLScience. (2016). (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, Briefing on Air Force’s Response on Fee-For-Service Aerial Refueling, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2009.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
T.M. Papp, CrashAppTM–Concurrent Multiple Stakeholder Evaluation of a DSR Artefact, Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, 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
L. Greenhouse, Justices Weigh if Cash Hidden Is Cash Laundered, New York Times. (2008) A16.

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

Other styles