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
Hobert O (2008) Gene regulation by transcription factors and microRNAs. Science 319:1785–1786
A journal article with 2 authors
Jansen VAA, Stumpf MPH (2005) Ecology. Making sense of evolution in an uncertain world. Science 309:2005–2007
A journal article with 3 authors
Cooper TF, O’Leary RA, Lough JM (2012) Growth of Western Australian corals in the anthropocene. Science 335:593–596
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Rappuoli R, Del Giudice G, Nabel GJ, et al (2009) Public health. Rethinking influenza. Science 326:50

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Manasreh O (2011) Introduction to Nanomaterials and Devices. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Patra P (2008) Low-Power High-Level Synthesis for Nanoscale CMOS Circuits. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
McGee RW (2009) Disclosure&Transparency. In: McGee RW (ed) Corporate Governance in Developing Economies: Country Studies of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 43–48

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 Advances in Data Analysis and Classification.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Why Killing Lions Like Cecil May Actually Be Good For Conservation. 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 (1992) Mass Transit Grants: Risk of Misspent and Ineffectively Used Funds in FTA’s Chicago Region. 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
Bai H (2017) Cognitive processes of prioritization in multitasking. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State 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
Kishkovsky S (2006) Attackers Pillage Moscow Art Gallery and Beat Activist Owner. New York Times A4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hobert 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Jansen and Stumpf 2005; Hobert 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Jansen and Stumpf 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Rappuoli 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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