How to format your references using the Advances in Engineering Software citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Engineering Software. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
[1]
Dissanayake C. Global Voices of Science. Of stones and health: medical geology in Sri Lanka. Science 2005;309:883–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Smith EC, Lewicki MS. Efficient auditory coding. Nature 2006;439:978–82.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Yang J, Goldstein JI, Scott ERD. Iron meteorite evidence for early formation and catastrophic disruption of protoplanets. Nature 2007;446:888–91.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Saparov B, Singh DJ, Garlea VO, Sefat AS. Crystal, magnetic, and electronic structures, and properties of new BaMnPnF (Pn = As, Sb, Bi). Sci Rep 2013;3:2154.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Briffaut J-P. E-Enabled Operations Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Yang G-Z, Hawkes D, Rueckert D, Noble A, Taylor C, editors. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2009: 12th International Conference, London, UK, September 20-24, 2009, Proceedings, Part II. vol. 5762. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Liu W, Winfield AFT. Distributed Autonomous Morphogenesis in a Self-Assembling Robotic System. In: Doursat R, Sayama H, Michel O, editors. Morphogenetic Engineering: Toward Programmable Complex Systems, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 89–113.

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 Engineering Software.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Experimental Cholesterol Drug Shows Potential to Fight Breast Cancer. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/experimental-cholesterol-drug-shows-potential-fight-breast-cancer/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Intercity Passenger Rail: Amtrak Will Continue to Have Difficulty Controlling Its Costs and Meeting Capital Needs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
McKenzie RA. A correlational study of servant leadership and teacher job satisfaction in a public education institution. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix, 2012.

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
[1]
Kanter J, Wolgelenter M. E.U. Leader Jokes About English’s Decline. New York Times 2017:A9.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAdvances in Engineering Software
AbbreviationAdv. Eng. Softw.
ISSN (print)0965-9978
ScopeSoftware
General Engineering

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