How to format your references using the Topics in Catalysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Topics in Catalysis. 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
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Sulloway FJ (2007) Psychology. Birth order and intelligence. Science 316:1711–1712
A journal article with 2 authors
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Jiang J-H, John S (2014) Photonic architectures for equilibrium high-temperature Bose-Einstein condensation in dichalcogenide monolayers. Sci Rep 4:7432
A journal article with 3 authors
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Smith DE, Zuber MT, Neumann GA (2001) Seasonal variations of snow depth on Mars. Science 294:2141–2146
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Chen W, Ren X-R, Nelson CD, et al (2004) Activity-dependent internalization of smoothened mediated by beta-arrestin 2 and GRK2. Science 306:2257–2260

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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Baldwin CJ (2015) The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Mamon RS, Elliott RJ (2007) Hidden Markov Models in Finance. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
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Rodrigues S (2012) A Classroom Without Walls. In: France B, Compton V (eds) Bringing Communities Together: Connecting Learners with Scientists or Technologists. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 61–72

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 Topics in Catalysis.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Plate Tectonics May Have Driven The Evolution Of Life On Earth. 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 (1991) Airline Competition: Pending Legislation Helps to Address Serious Competitive Problems. 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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Phillips TL (2012) “Outsider Within” Narratives of Diversity Leadership: An Exploratory Case Study of Executive Women of Color. 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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Mueller B, Wang V, Piccoli S (2017) 3 Men From Shelter Held in Sexual Assault on Woman Leaving Church. New York Times A17

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 titleTopics in Catalysis
AbbreviationTop. Catal.
ISSN (print)1022-5528
ISSN (online)1572-9028
ScopeCatalysis
General Chemistry

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