MDPI Reference List and Citations Style Guide
MDPI recommends that references be prepared with a bibliography software package such as EndNote or ReferenceManager, if a manuscript is prepared in MS Word; or that references be prepared with BibTeX, if a manuscript is prepared using LaTeX.
EndNote Users: download the MDPI.ens references style file from the EndNote website at http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp (search for "MDPI" in the Publication Name field, and download the resulting file using the Download link). Alternatively, download the MDPI.ens file from mdpi.com.
- Journal references must cite the full title of the paper and its starting and ending pages. Cited journals should be abbreviated according to ISO 4 rules, see for instance http://images.isiknowledge.com/WOK45/help/WOS/A_abrvjt.html and http://www.cas.org/expertise/cascontent/caplus/corejournals.html.
- References to books should cite the author(s), title, publisher, publisher location (city and country), publication year, and page:
- In referring to a book written by various contributors, cite author(s) first:
8. Bowman, C.M.; Landee, F.A.; Reslock, M.A. Chemically Oriented Storage and Retrieval System. 1. Storage and Verification of Structural Information. J. Chem. Doc. 1967, 7, 43-47.
9. Smith, A.B. Textbook of Organic Chemistry; D. C. Jones: New York, NY, USA, 1961; pp 123-126.
10. Winstein, S.; Henderson, R.B. In Heterocyclic Compounds; Elderfield, R.C., Ed.; Wiley: New York, NY, USA, 1950; Vol. 1, Chapter 1, p 60.
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