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
Autor DH (2014) Skills, education, and the rise of earnings inequality among the “other 99 percent.” Science 344:843–851
A journal article with 2 authors
Kirchmaier AL, Rine J (2001) DNA replication-independent silencing in S. cerevisiae. Science 291:646–650
A journal article with 3 authors
von Melchner L, Pallas SL, Sur M (2000) Visual behaviour mediated by retinal projections directed to the auditory pathway. Nature 404:871–876
A journal article with 5 or more authors
van Rijn S, Nilsson J, Noske DP, et al (2013) Functional multiplex reporter assay using tagged Gaussia luciferase. Sci Rep 3:1046

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rushton A (2011) VHDL for Logic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Bian F, Xie Y, Cui X, Zeng Y (eds) (2013) Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem: International Symposium, GRMSE 2013, Wuhan, China, November 8-10, 2013, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Alexandrino MM, Bettiol RG (2015) Adjoint and Conjugation Actions. In: Bettiol RG (ed) Lie Groups and Geometric Aspects of Isometric Actions. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 85–107

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 (2014) Incredible Photos of Volcanic Eruption in Iceland. 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 (1989) Social Security Administration’s Systems Modernization Plan. 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
Browning A (2012) An electronic on-board recorder for intermodal drayage operations. 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
Vecsey G (2011) A Love Story Affirmed Life In Time of War. New York Times SP6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Autor 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Kirchmaier and Rine 2001; Autor 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kirchmaier and Rine 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (van Rijn et al. 2013)

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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