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. Watt FM. Mammalian skin cell biology: at the interface between laboratory and clinic. Science. 2014;346:937–40.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Thomas CD, Williamson M. Extinction and climate change. Nature. 2012;482:E4-5; author reply E5-6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Gahan LJ, Gould F, Heckel DG. Identification of a gene associated with Bt resistance in Heliothis virescens. Science. 2001;293:857–60.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Yan KS, Yan S, Farooq A, Han A, Zeng L, Zhou M-M. Structure and conserved RNA binding of the PAZ domain. Nature. 2003;426:468–74.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Davies J. Implementing SSL/TLS Using Cryptography and PKI. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Baudenbacher C, editor. The Handbook of EEA Law. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Chen M, Nakao A. Feather-Weight Network Namespace Isolation Based on User-Specific Addressing and Routing in Commodity OS. In: Magedanz T, Gavras A, Thanh NH, Chase JS, editors. Testbeds and Research Infrastructures Development of Networks and Communities: 6th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2010, Berlin, Germany, May 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 53–68.

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. O`Callaghan J. SpaceX Will Make History With Its Next Launch Tomorrow [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/spacex-will-make-history-with-its-next-launch-tomorrow/

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. Public Transit: Information on Job Access and Reverse Commute Activities after 2012 Statutory Changes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2017 May. Report No.: GAO-17-483.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Altiparmak F. Online Management and Mining of Heteregenous and Dynamic Time Series [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2008.

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. Vecsey G. Jets Cause a Spectacle, This Time on the Field. New York Times. 2010 Sep 20;D5.

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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