How to format your references using the Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing (AAECC). 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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Mardis, E.R.: A decade’s perspective on DNA sequencing technology. Nature. 470, 198–203 (2011)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Fehr, E., Fischbacher, U.: The nature of human altruism. Nature. 425, 785–791 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Weng, J.-K., Philippe, R.N., Noel, J.P.: The rise of chemodiversity in plants. Science. 336, 1667–1670 (2012)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Kuroda, A., Nomura, K., Ohtomo, R., Kato, J., Ikeda, T., Takiguchi, N., Ohtake, H., Kornberg, A.: Role of inorganic polyphosphate in promoting ribosomal protein degradation by the Lon protease in E. coli. Science. 293, 705–708 (2001)

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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Gaffney, S., Francis, C.: Honesty Sells. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2009)
An edited book
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Deer, T.R., Leong, M.S., Gordin, V. eds: Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical Approaches: the AMERICAN ACADEMY of PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management. Springer, New York, NY (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
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Battiti, R., Mascia, F., Brunato, M.: Reacting on the Objective Function. In: Brunato, M. and Mascia, F. (eds.) Reactive Search and Intelligent Optimization. pp. 1–9. Springer US, Boston, MA (2009)

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 Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing.

Blog post
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Andrew, E.: Nanotechnology To Outer Space: Ten Top Tech Innovations Of 2014, https://www.iflscience.com/technology/nanotechnology-outer-space-ten-top-tech-innovations-2014/

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: The Civil Division, 1956-1972: Interview With Gregory J. Ahart, Henry Eschwege, and Victor L. Lowe. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1992)

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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Belic, B.: Complement Verb Variation in Present-Day Serbian, (2005)

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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St. John Kelly, E.: PLAYING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, (1995)

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 titleApplicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing
AbbreviationAppl. Algebra Engrg. Comm. Comput.
ISSN (print)0938-1279
ISSN (online)1432-0622
ScopeAlgebra and Number Theory
Applied Mathematics

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