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. Moro-Martin A. A call to those who care about Europe’s science. Nature. 2014;514:141.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Yelenik SG, D’Antonio CM. Self-reinforcing impacts of plant invasions change over time. Nature. 2013;503:517–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Chalasani R, Gupta A, Vasudevan S. Engineering new layered solids from exfoliated inorganics: a periodically alternating hydrotalcite-montmorillonite layered hybrid. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3498.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Galbraith ED, Jaccard SL, Pedersen TF, Sigman DM, Haug GH, Cook M, et al. Carbon dioxide release from the North Pacific abyss during the last deglaciation. Nature. 2007;449:890–3.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Kowalick TM. Fatal Exit. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
1. Hart JG, editor. Who One Is: Existenz and Transcendental Phenomenology. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hagen S, Edwards N, Wilcock L, Kirschnick J, Rolia J. One Is Not Enough: A Hybrid Approach for IT Change Planning. In: Bartolini C, Gaspary LP, editors. Integrated Management of Systems, Services, Processes and People in IT: 20th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM 2009, Venice, Italy, October 27-28, 2009 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 56–70.

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. The First Space Walk Happened 50 Years Ago, And Nearly Ended In Disaster [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/first-space-walk-happened-50-years-ago-and-nearly-ended-disaster/

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. Space Funding: NASA and DOD Activities for Fiscal Years 1981 Through 1989. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 Mar. Report No.: NSIAD-89-102FS.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Meluzzi D. Computational Analysis of DNA Interactions to Investigate the Spatial Organization of Chromatin [Doctoral dissertation]. [La Jolla, CA]: University of California San Diego; 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. Wagner J. Familia’s Surgery Has Mets Scrambling in the Bullpen. New York Times. 2017 May 13;D2.

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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