How to format your references using the Advances in Simulation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Simulation. 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
1. Garsin DA. Microbiology. Peptide signals sense and destroy target cells. Science. 2004;306:2202–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Singh H, Demarco IA. Immunology. Double TIP-ping. Science. 2010;329:914–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Meyer P, Saez L, Young MW. PER-TIM interactions in living Drosophila cells: an interval timer for the circadian clock. Science. 2006;311:226–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Fagarasan S, Muramatsu M, Suzuki K, Nagaoka H, Hiai H, Honjo T. Critical roles of activation-induced cytidine deaminase in the homeostasis of gut flora. Science. 2002;298:1424–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Lader EW. Field Guide to the Arrhythmias. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Ábrahám E, Havelund K, editors. Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 20th International Conference, TACAS 2014, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2014, Grenoble, France, April 5-13, 2014. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Pérez JPA, Pueyo SC, López BC. Conclusions. In: Pueyo SC, López BC, editors. Automatic Gain Control: Techniques and Architectures for RF Receivers. New York, NY: Springer; 2011. p. 117–20.

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 Simulation.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. A Potential Dark Matter Signature Has Been Seen in The Andromeda Galaxy [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/a-potential-dark-matter-signature-has-been-seen-in-the-andromeda-galaxy/

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. Commercial Space Transportation: Development of the Commercial Space Launch Industry Presents Safety Oversight Challenges for FAA and Raises Issues Affecting Federal Roles. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Dec. Report No.: GAO-10-286T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Liao X. Creative Learning for Intelligent Robots [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati; 2006.

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. Beachy SC. Mars, Observed. New York Times. 2014 Dec 9;D2.

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 Simulation
AbbreviationAdv. Simul.
ISSN (online)2059-0628
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