How to format your references using the Applicable Analysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Applicable Analysis. 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]
Keller EF. A clash of two cultures. Nature. 2007;445:603.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Tilman D, Clark M. Global diets link environmental sustainability and human health. Nature. 2014;515:518–522.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Kane Dickson V, Pedi L, Long SB. Structure and insights into the function of a Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channel. Nature. 2014;516:213–218.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Mu Y, Yang H-Y, Wang Y-Z, et al. The maximum specific hydrogen-producing activity of anaerobic mixed cultures: definition and determination. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5239.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hernandez EM, Kamal-Eldin A. Processing and Nutrition of Fats and Oils. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Wang Y, Xiong H, Argamon S, et al., editors. Big Data Computing and Communications: First International Conference, BigCom 2015, Taiyuan, China, August 1-3, 2015, Proceedings. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Zhang N, Lin J, Jing J, et al. RIKE: Using Revocable Identities to Support Key Escrow in PKIs. In: Bao F, Samarati P, Zhou J, editors. Applied Cryptography and Network Security: 10th International Conference, ACNS 2012, Singapore, June 26-29, 2012 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. p. 48–65.

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 Analysis.

Blog post
[1]
O`Callaghan J. Woman Who Claims She Is “Allergic” To Wi-Fi Signals Given Compensation By French Court [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/woman-who-claims-she-allergic-wi-fi-signals-given-compensation-french-court/.

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. Business Modernization: NASA Must Consider Agencywide Needs to Reap the Full Benefits of Its Enterprise Management System Modernization Effort. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007. Report No.: GAO-07-691. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Taylor WA. Every citizen a soldier: The U.S. Army’s campaign for universal military training following World War II [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2010.

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]
Ortved J. Signs of Vitality In the Hamptons. New York Times. 2017 Sep 1;ST10.

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 Analysis
AbbreviationAppl. Anal.
ISSN (print)0003-6811
ISSN (online)1563-504X
ScopeAnalysis
Applied Mathematics

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