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]
Rylance R. Grant giving: Global funders to focus on interdisciplinarity. Nature. 2015;525:313–315.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Stamm LM, Goldberg MB. Microbiology. Establishing the secretion hierarchy. Science. 2011;331:1147–1148.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Caldeira K, Jain AK, Hoffert MI. Climate sensitivity uncertainty and the need for energy without CO2 emission. Science. 2003;299:2052–2054.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Kratchmarova I, Blagoev B, Haack-Sorensen M, et al. Mechanism of divergent growth factor effects in mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Science. 2005;308:1472–1477.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Audibert P. Mathematics for Informatics and Computer Science. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Satapathy SC, Avadhani PS, Udgata SK, et al., editors. ICT and Critical Infrastructure: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Convention of Computer Society of India- Vol I: Hosted by CSI Vishakapatnam Chapter. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Agrawal A, Gopal K. Application of Diversity Index in Measurement of Species Diversity. In: Gopal K, editor. Biomonitoring of Water and Waste Water. New Delhi: Springer India; 2013. p. 41–48.

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]
Taub B. Smoking Weed Can Alter Your Kids’ DNA, Claim Australian Researchers [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/smoking-weed-can-alter-your-kids-dna-according-australian-researchers/.

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. Fiscal Year 2007 Performance Plans. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006. Report No.: GAO-07-146SP. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Karlen DJ. The Biocomplexity of Benthic Communities Associated with a Shallow-water Hydrothermal System in Papua New Guinea [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 2010.

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]
Greenhouse L. Skeptically, Court Hears Fraud Case. New York Times. 2007 Oct 10;C1.

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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