How to format your references using the Applied Geomatics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Applied Geomatics. 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
Falk ML (2007) Materials science. The flow of glass. Science 318:1880–1881
A journal article with 2 authors
Atran S, Ginges J (2012) Religious and sacred imperatives in human conflict. Science 336:855–857
A journal article with 3 authors
Kirn TJ, Jude BA, Taylor RK (2005) A colonization factor links Vibrio cholerae environmental survival and human infection. Nature 438:863–866
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Windbichler N, Menichelli M, Papathanos PA, et al (2011) A synthetic homing endonuclease-based gene drive system in the human malaria mosquito. Nature 473:212–215

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kieser J, Taylor M, Carr D (2012) Forensic Biomechanics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Heber-Katz E, Stocum DL (eds) (2013) New Perspectives in Regeneration. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Klous S, Wielaard N (2016) Data Stimuli for a Better World. In: Wielaard N (ed) We are Big Data: The Future of the Information Society. Atlantis Press, Paris, pp 77–93

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 Applied Geomatics.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Idiot Jumps On Top Of Tiger Shark. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/idiot-jumps-top-tiger-shark/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (1998) Telecommunications: Telephone Slamming and Its Harmful Effects. 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
Fails JA (2009) Mobile collaboration for young children: Reading and creating stories. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
de la MERCED MJ (2017) Digital Security Provider Raises $100 Million to Tackle Booming Market. New York Times B3

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Falk 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Falk 2007; Atran and Ginges 2012).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Atran and Ginges 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Windbichler et al. 2011)

About the journal

Full journal titleApplied Geomatics
ISSN (print)1866-9298
ISSN (online)1866-928X
ScopeEarth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
Engineering (miscellaneous)
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
Geography, Planning and Development

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