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Short Guide to Citing the PDF® Databases and JADE® Computer Software

This short guide shows how to cite the Powder Diffraction File™ (PDF®) databases and JADE® Computer Software in the Powder Diffraction Journal according to the American Chemical Society (ACS) and International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) style guides.

Please Note:
• Modify the Reference List entry according to the database used (i.e. PDF-2 2020, PDF-4/Organics 2020, PDF-4/Minerals 2020 etc.).
• Check with your publisher when creating your references about the style they specifically use.

how to cite pdf-4 databases

PDJ Style

In Text: PDF XX-XXX-XXXX (ICDD, Year)
Example: PDF 00-054-0923 (ICDD, 2018).

Reference List: ICDD (Year). Database Name (Database), edited by Dr. Soorya Kabekkodu, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, USA.
Examples:
• ICDD (2018). PDF-4/Organics 2019 (Database), edited by Dr. Soorya Kabekkodu, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, USA.
• ICDD (2018). PDF-4+ 2019 (Database), edited by Dr. Soorya Kabekkodu, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, USA


ACS Style

In Text: PDF XX-XXX-XXXX (ICDD, Year)
Example: PDF 00-054-0923 (ICDD, 2018).

Reference List: Database Name; ICDD: Newtown Square, PA, Year; PDF# (Accessed Mon Dy, Year)
Example: PDF-4+ 2019; ICDD: Newtown Square, PA, 2018; PDF 00-054-0923 (accessed Jan 15, 2018).


IUCr Style

In Text: (PDF#; ICDD, Year) or PDF# (ICDD, Year)
Example: (PDF #00-054-0923; ICDD, 2018) or PDF #00-054-0923 (ICDD, 2018).

Reference List: ICDD (Year). Database Name. International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, USA.
Example: ICDD (2018). PDF-4+ 2019. International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, USA.

how to cite jade software

PDJ Style

In Text: MDI JADE XXXX (MDI, Year)
Example:  MDI JADE Pro (MDI, 2019)

Reference List: MDI (Year). JADE software version (Computer software), Materials Data, Livermore, CA, USA.

Example(1): MDI (2019). JADE Pro (Computer software), Materials Data, Livermore, CA, USA.
Example(2): MDI (2019). JADE 6 (Computer software), Materials Data, Livermore, CA, USA.


ACS Style

Reference List: Product Name/Software version; Materials Data: Livermore, CA, Year.

Example(1): JADE 9.5; Materials Data: Livermore, CA, 2019.
Example(2): JADE Standard; Materials Data: Livermore, CA, 2019.


IUCr Style

Reference List: MDI (Year). JADE software version. Materials Data, Livermore, CA, USA.

Example: MDI (2019). JADE Pro. Materials Data, Livermore, CA, USA.

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