How to format your references using the Advanced Robotics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advanced Robotics. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
Hyman S. Mental health: depression needs large human-genetics studies. Nature. 2014;515:189–191.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Buckling A, Rainey PB. The role of parasites in sympatric and allopatric host diversification. Nature. 2002;420:496–499.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sarrazin AF, Peel AD, Averof M. A segmentation clock with two-segment periodicity in insects. Science. 2012;336:338–341.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Loewen CJR, Gaspar ML, Jesch SA, et al. Phospholipid metabolism regulated by a transcription factor sensing phosphatidic acid. Science. 2004;304:1644–1647.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Mohos FÁ. Confectionery and Chocolate Engineering. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Foster A. Scanning Probe Microscopy: Atomic Scale Engineering by Forces and Currents. Hofer W, editor. New York, NY: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Merzouki R, Samantaray AK, Pathak PM, et al. Physical Model-Based Control. In: Samantaray AK, Pathak PM, Ould Bouamama B, editors. Intelligent Mechatronic Systems: Modeling, Control and Diagnosis. London: Springer; 2013. p. 231–280.

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 Robotics.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Sidewinder Robot Scales Sandy Slopes With Ease [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/sidewinder-robot-scales-sandy-slopes-ease/.

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. FAA Air Traffic Controller Staffing and Related Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1987. Report No.: T-RCED-87-42. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Li S. Semiconductor and metal oxide nanoparticles: Synthesis, physical properties and industrial application [Doctoral dissertation]. [New York, NY]: Columbia University; 2009.

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]
Billard M. The Air Down There Soothes Feet. New York Times. 2010 Sep 23;E9.

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 Robotics
AbbreviationAdv. Robot.
ISSN (print)0169-1864
ISSN (online)1568-5535
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Hardware and Architecture
Human-Computer Interaction
Software
Control and Systems Engineering

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