How to format your references using the Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application. 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
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Goldston D. 2012. Time to stop relying on things past. Nature. 492(7429):313
A journal article with 2 authors
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McLennan MR, Hockings KJ. 2014. Wild chimpanzees show group differences in selection of agricultural crops. Sci. Rep. 4:5956
A journal article with 3 authors
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Schibler U, Ripperger JA, Brown SA. 2001. Circadian rhythms. Chronobiology--reducing time. Science. 293(5529):437–38
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Pälike H, Norris RD, Herrle JO, Wilson PA, Coxall HK, et al. 2006. The heartbeat of the Oligocene climate system. Science. 314(5807):1894–98

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Sewell G. 2005. The Numerical Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
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Barceló D, ed. 2007. Fuel Oxygenates. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. XVI, 411 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
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Gaaloul K, Guerreiro S. 2015. A Risk-Based Approach Supporting Enterprise Architecture Evolution. In The Practice of Enterprise Modeling: 8th IFIP WG 8.1. Working Conference, PoEM 2015, Valencia, Spain, November 10-12, 2015, Proceedings, ed J Ralyté, S España, Ó Pastor, pp. 43–56. Cham: Springer International Publishing

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 Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application.

Blog post
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Andrews R. 2017. Mount Etna Just Exploded Into Life. IFLScience

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
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Government Accountability Office. 1998. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Office of Thrift Supervision’s Efforts to Ensure Thrift Systems Are Year 2000 Compliant. T-AIMD-98-102, 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
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Solomon RB. 2017. Analysis of Emergency Responder Preparedness to Active Shooter Incidents in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. Doctoral dissertation thesis. 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
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Neuman W. 2014. At Least 3 Die in Collapse of Gold Mine. New York Times, May 2, p. A11

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

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 titleAnnual Review of Statistics and Its Application
AbbreviationAnnu. Rev. Stat. Appl.
ISSN (print)2326-8298
ISSN (online)2326-831X
ScopeStatistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Statistics and Probability

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