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
Yaalon DH (2000) Down to earth. Nature 407:301
A journal article with 2 authors
Collier P, Alles CM (2010) Materials science. Materials ecology: an industrial perspective. Science 330:919–920
A journal article with 3 authors
Flachsova M, Sindelka R, Kubista M (2013) Single blastomere expression profiling of Xenopus laevis embryos of 8 to 32-cells reveals developmental asymmetry. Sci Rep 3:2278
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bradley KA, Mogridge J, Mourez M, et al (2001) Identification of the cellular receptor for anthrax toxin. Nature 414:225–229

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fjeld RA, Eisenberg NA, Compton KL (2007) Quantitative Environmental Risk Analysis for Human Health. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Lucchese M, Scopinaro N (eds) (2015) Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: Principles and Technical Aspects. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Jain V, Verma SK (2012) Pharmacological Investigations and Toxicity Studies. In: Verma SK (ed) Pharmacology of Bombax ceiba Linn. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 51–67

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
Hamilton K (2017) Immunotherapy: Training The Body To Fight Cancer. 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) Student and Exchange Visitor Program: DHS Needs to Take Actions to Strengthen Monitoring of Schools. 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
Hunt SA (2012) A study of health care payment organizations’ culture and adaptability to revolutionary change. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Branch J (2016) Ready to Jump In If Needed (Not Likely). New York Times D1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Yaalon 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Yaalon 2000; Collier and Alles 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Collier and Alles 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Bradley et al. 2001)

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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