How to format your references using the Ultrasonics - Sonochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ultrasonics - Sonochemistry. 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
E. Bender, Big data in biomedicine, Nature. 527 (2015) S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
M. Shirane, K.I. Nakayama, Protrudin induces neurite formation by directional membrane trafficking, Science. 314 (2006) 818–821.
A journal article with 3 authors
C.V. Cannistraci, G. Alanis-Lobato, T. Ravasi, From link-prediction in brain connectomes and protein interactomes to the local-community-paradigm in complex networks, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 1613.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. Niwa, K. Ogawa, D. Shimosato, K. Adachi, A parallel circuit of LIF signalling pathways maintains pluripotency of mouse ES cells, Nature. 460 (2009) 118–122.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
E.G. Yukihara, S.W.S. McKeever, Optically Stimulated Luminescence, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2011.
An edited book
J. Barceló, M. Kuwahara, eds., Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization, Springer, New York, NY, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
T. Habruseva, N. Rebrova, S.P. Hegarty, G. Huyet, Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers with Optical Injection, in: Z.M. Wang (Ed.), Quantum Dot Devices, Springer, New York, NY, 2012: pp. 65–91.

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 Ultrasonics - Sonochemistry.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Scientists Make Headway Toward Invisibility Cloaking, IFLScience. (2014). (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, Preliminary Results of Work on FAA Facility Conditions and Workplace Safety, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
E. Rollo, Effect of the Stoplight Diet and mode of intervention on triglyceride production in a veteran population, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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
G. Vecsey, A Football Program Ends. A Romance Doesn’t, New York Times. (2009) SP8.

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 titleUltrasonics - Sonochemistry
AbbreviationUltrason. Sonochem.
ISSN (print)1350-4177
ScopeChemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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