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
Milani A (2003) Astronomy. Extraterrestrial material--virtual or real hazards? Science 300:1882–1883
A journal article with 2 authors
Lea AM, Ryan MJ (2015) SEXUAL SELECTION. Irrationality in mate choice revealed by túngara frogs. Science 349:964–966
A journal article with 3 authors
Lebrun EG, Jones NT, Gilbert LE (2014) Chemical warfare among invaders: a detoxification interaction facilitates an ant invasion. Science 343:1014–1017
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Pironio S, Acín A, Massar S, et al (2010) Random numbers certified by Bell’s theorem. Nature 464:1021–1024

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ledolter J (2013) Data Mining and Business Analytics with R. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Lollino G, Arattano M, Giardino M, et al (eds) (2014) Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7: Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Aoki M, Fukuda T (2006) An Algorithm for Computing p-Class Groups of Abelian Number Fields. In: Hess F, Pauli S, Pohst M (eds) Algorithmic Number Theory: 7th International Symposium, ANTS-VII, Berlin, Germany, July 23-28, 2006. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 56–71

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
Felton J (2017) If You’re Sleepy Strangers Will Find You Unattractive, Study Confirms. 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 (2012) Highway Projects: Survey of State Departments of Transportation (GAO-12-637SP, June 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-593. 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
Himschoot AR (2012) Student perception of relevance of biology content to everyday life: A study in higher education biology courses. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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
Kercher S (2015) From Metaphysical to Mainstream. New York Times ST10

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Milani 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Milani 2003; Lea and Ryan 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Lea and Ryan 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Pironio et al. 2010)

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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