How to format your references using the Advances in Data Analysis and Classification citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Data Analysis and Classification. 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
Insel TR (2007) Neuroscience. Shining light on depression. Science 317:757–758
A journal article with 2 authors
Clark AG, Messer PW (2015) Evolutionary genomics. Conundrum of jumbled mosquito genomes. Science 347:27–28
A journal article with 3 authors
McLeod P, Reed N, Dienes Z (2003) Psychophysics: how fielders arrive in time to catch the ball. Nature 426:244–245
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Arneth A, Unger N, Kulmala M, Andreae MO (2009) Atmospheric science. Clean the air, heat the planet? Science 326:672–673

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ahmad A (2005) Wireless and Mobile Data Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Liu B-L, Lee S-J, Wang L, et al (eds) (2014) Contemporary Logistics in China: Assimilation and Innovation. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Mark D, Topley K, Nutting J, et al (2015) More User Interface Fun. In: Topley K, Nutting J, Olsson F, LaMarche J (eds) Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 2: Exploring the iOS SDK. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 91–140

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 Advances in Data Analysis and Classification.

Blog post
Fang J (2014) Study Reveals Gene Mutation That Makes You Need Less Sleep. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (2000) Elementary and Secondary Education: Flexibility Initiatives Do Not Address Districts’ Key Concerns About Federal Requirements. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kweider NM (2014) Reading comprehension among Arabic Heritage Language Learners and the Simple View of Reading model. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
McKINLEY JC Jr, Southall A, Baker AL (2017) In the South Bronx, Lives Derailed by Guns. New York Times A28

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Insel 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Insel 2007; Clark and Messer 2015).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Clark and Messer 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Arneth et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Data Analysis and Classification
AbbreviationAdv. Data Anal. Classif.
ISSN (print)1862-5347
ISSN (online)1862-5355
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Applied Mathematics

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