How to format your references using the Transition Metal Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transition Metal Chemistry (Transition Met Chem). 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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Lindemann B (2001) Receptors and transduction in taste. Nature 413:219–225
A journal article with 2 authors
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O’Leary T, Marder E (2014) Neuroscience. Mapping neural activation onto behavior in an entire animal. Science 344:372–373
A journal article with 3 authors
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Little AF, van Oppen MJH, Willis BL (2004) Flexibility in algal endosymbioses shapes growth in reef corals. Science 304:1492–1494
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Guccione E, Bassi C, Casadio F, et al (2007) Methylation of histone H3R2 by PRMT6 and H3K4 by an MLL complex are mutually exclusive. Nature 449:933–937

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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Pohanish RP, Greene SA (2005) Wiley Guide to Chemical Incompatibilities. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Lindner W, Mesiti M, Türker C, et al (2005) Current Trends in Database Technology - EDBT 2004 Workshops: EDBT 2004 Workshops PhD, DataX, PIM, P2P&DB, and ClustWeb, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, March 14-18, 2004. Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Choi PL (2012) Negotiation and Renegotiation of Gender Identities. In: Goodson IF, Loveless AM, Stephens D (eds) Explorations in Narrative Research. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp 43–58

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 Transition Metal Chemistry.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) How Do Our Brains Reconstruct The Visual World? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/how-do-our-brains-reconstruct-visual-world/. 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) Title I: Education Needs to Monitor States’ Scoring of Assessments. 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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Chandwasker T (2016) Comparison of ad-hoc on demand distance vector and enhanced-ad-hoc on demand distance vector on vehicular ad-hoc networks. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Vecsey G (2012) Pondering Curses at Chavez Ravine. New York Times SP2

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 titleTransition Metal Chemistry
AbbreviationTransit. Met. Chem.
ISSN (print)0340-4285
ISSN (online)1572-901X
ScopeInorganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Metals and Alloys

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