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
[1]
N. Dewandre, Women in science. European strategies for promoting women in science, Science. 295 (2002) 278–279.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
V.M. Gantz, E. Bier, Genome editing. The mutagenic chain reaction: a method for converting heterozygous to homozygous mutations, Science. 348 (2015) 442–444.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
P. Garcia, R. Armstrong, M.H. Zaman, Models of education in medicine, public health, and engineering, Science. 345 (2014) 1281–1283.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
K. McElroy, J. Lee, J.A. Slezak, D.-H. Lee, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida, J.C. Davis, Atomic-Scale Sources and Mechanism of Nanoscale Electronic Disorder in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+delta, Science. 309 (2005) 1048–1052.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Y. Bai, Practical Database Programming with Visual Basic.NET, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2012.
An edited book
[1]
S. van Hooft, W. Vandekerckhove, eds., Questioning Cosmopolitanism, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
M. Sall, N. Chandran, A. Terzidou, C.B. Lioutas, E.K. Polychroniadis, TEM Characterization of a Complex Twinning System in 3C–SiC, in: E.K. Polychroniadis, A.Y. Oral, M. Ozer (Eds.), 2nd International Multidisciplinary Microscopy and Microanalysis Congress: Proceedings of InterM, October 16-19, 2014, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015: pp. 25–29.

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
[1]
E. Andrew, Promising Rabies Treatment Cures Mice After Symptoms Appear, IFLScience. (2015).

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Crop Forecasting by Satellite: Progress and Problems, 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
[1]
V. Gowda, Pollination biology and inter-island geographical variation in the mutualistic Heliconia (Heliconiaceae)-hummingbird (Trochilidae) interaction of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 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]
E. St. John Kelly, Children Find Locks, Not Slides, New York Times. (1997) 148.

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
Instrumentation

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