How to format your references using the Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences. 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
1. Schulz M. Materials science. Speeding up artificial muscles. Science. 2012;338:893–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Schultz PG, Lerner RA. Completing the circle. Nature. 2002;418:485.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Courchamp F, Woodroffe R, Roemer G. Removing protected populations to save endangered species. Science. 2003;302:1532.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Mishchenko MI, Geogdzhayev IV, Rossow WB, Cairns B, Carlson BE, Lacis AA, et al. Long-term satellite record reveals likely recent aerosol trend. Science. 2007;315:1543.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Goldberger AL, Goldberger ZD. Becoming a Consummate Clinician. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
1. Sharvit K, Halperin E, editors. A Social Psychology Perspective on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Celebrating the Legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal, Vol II. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Lucey TA, Agnello MF, Laney JD. Planning and Money Management. In: Agnello MF, Laney JD, editors. A Critically Compassionate Approach to Financial Literacy. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2015. p. 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 Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Can Trees Really Change Sex? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/can-trees-really-change-sex/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Commercial Use of Space: Many Grantees Making Progress, but NASA Oversight Could Be Improved. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 May. Report No.: NSIAD-91-142.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. McClurg AD. A phenomenological study of Baby Boomer retirement— Expectations, results, and implications [Doctoral dissertation]. [Phoenix, AZ]: University of Phoenix; 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
1. Hartocollis A, Taylor K. After an Introduction by de Blasio, a Brooklyn Hospital Hired His Wife. New York Times. 2013 Oct 10;A24.

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 titleAdvanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences
AbbreviationAdv. Model. Simul. Eng. Sci.
ISSN (online)2213-7467
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