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
Gavaghan H (2000) Mergers and acquisitions rock UK chemical industry infrastructure. Nature 406:812
A journal article with 2 authors
Brochier C, Philippe H (2002) Phylogeny: a non-hyperthermophilic ancestor for bacteria. Nature 417:244
A journal article with 3 authors
Yu F, Ma J, Han S (2014) Adsorption of tetracycline from aqueous solutions onto multi-walled carbon nanotubes with different oxygen contents. Sci Rep 4:5326
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Reichow MK, Saunders AD, White RV, et al (2002) 40Ar/39Ar dates from the West Siberian Basin: Siberian flood basalt province doubled. Science 296:1846–1849

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zanotto ED (2013) Crystals in Glass. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Luo T (2013) Trust-based Collective View Prediction. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Bijani S, Robertson D, Aspinall D (2012) Probing Attacks on Multi-Agent Systems Using Electronic Institutions. In: Sakama C, Sardina S, Vasconcelos W, Winikoff M (eds) Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies IX: 9th International Workshop, DALT 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, May 3, 2011, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 33–50

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) Time-Lapse Footage of a Supercell Thunderstorm. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/time-lapse-footage-supercell-thunderstorm/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
Government Accountability Office (1988) Comparison of Amtrak Employee Injury Settlement Costs Under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and State Workers’ Compensation Programs. 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
Detoya MS (2017) Canned Food Choices of College Students Using the Nuval ® Nutrient-Profiling System. 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 (2017) After Scrutiny, Vance Returned $32,000 to Trump Lawyer. New York Times A20

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gavaghan 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gavaghan 2000; Brochier and Philippe 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Brochier and Philippe 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Reichow et al. 2002)

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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