How to format your references using the Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. 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
D.L. Hartmann, Climate change. Tropical surprises, Science. 295 (2002) 811–812.
A journal article with 2 authors
T.J. Dupuy, A.L. Kraus, Distances, luminosities, and temperatures of the coldest known substellar objects, Science. 341 (2013) 1492–1495.
A journal article with 3 authors
J.-P. Gagné, M. Rouleau, G.G. Poirier, Structural biology. PARP-1 activation--bringing the pieces together, Science. 336 (2012) 678–679.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J.H. Choi, A.S. Banks, T.M. Kamenecka, S.A. Busby, M.J. Chalmers, N. Kumar, D.S. Kuruvilla, Y. Shin, Y. He, J.B. Bruning, D.P. Marciano, M.D. Cameron, D. Laznik, M.J. Jurczak, S.C. Schürer, D. Vidović, G.I. Shulman, B.M. Spiegelman, P.R. Griffin, Antidiabetic actions of a non-agonist PPARγ ligand blocking Cdk5-mediated phosphorylation, Nature. 477 (2011) 477–481.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
R.D. Blevins, Formulas for Dynamics, Acoustics and Vibration, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2015.
An edited book
Y. Oka, ed., Nuclear Reactor Design, Springer Japan, Tokyo, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
P.Y.H. Wong, J. Gibbons, A Process-Algebraic Approach to Workflow Specification and Refinement, in: M. Lumpe, W. Vanderperren (Eds.), Software Composition: 6th International Symposium, SC 2007, Braga, Portugal, March 24-25, 2007, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007: pp. 51–65.

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 Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry.

Blog post
R. Andrews, US Senate Fails To Pass $1.1 Billion Anti-Zika Funding Bill For Third Consecutive Time, IFLScience. (2016).


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, Diploma Mills: Federal Employees Have Obtained Degrees from Diploma Mills and Other Unaccredited Schools, Some at Government Expense, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2004.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
S.Y. Shenasi, The Roots of Music Therapy: Healing the Wounds of the Psyche, Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2015.

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
K. DE WITT with MICHAEL KELLY, THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Candidate’s Record; Perot Pursued Charges Against Official for Years, New York Times. (1992) 118.

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 titleTrends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry
AbbreviationTren. Environ. Anal. Chem.
ISSN (print)2214-1588
ScopeAnalytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry

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