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
Padian K (2001) Owen’s Parthian shot. Nature 412:123–124
A journal article with 2 authors
Casares F, Mann RS (2001) The ground state of the ventral appendage in Drosophila. Science 293:1477–1480
A journal article with 3 authors
Pickrell JK, Gilad Y, Pritchard JK (2012) Comment on “Widespread RNA and DNA sequence differences in the human transcriptome.” Science 335:1302; author reply 1302
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Lee S-JR, Escobedo-Lozoya Y, Szatmari EM, Yasuda R (2009) Activation of CaMKII in single dendritic spines during long-term potentiation. Nature 458:299–304

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sarkar TK, Salazar-Palma M, Mokole EL (2007) Physics of Multiantenna Systems and Broadband Processing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Pfander GE (ed) (2015) Sampling Theory, a Renaissance: Compressive Sensing and Other Developments, 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Rana S, Zöller M (2013) The Functional Importance of Tetraspanins in Exosomes. In: Zhang H-G (ed) Emerging Concepts of Tumor Exosome–Mediated Cell-Cell Communication. Springer, New York, NY, pp 69–106

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
Hamilton K (2016) A 700,000-Year-Old Fossil Find Shows The Hobbits’ Ancestors Were Even Smaller. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/a-700000-year-old-fossil-find-shows-the-hobbits-ancestors-were-even-smaller/. 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 (2007) Performance and Accountability: Transportation Challenges Facing Congress and the Department of Transportation. 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
Boos AL (2015) The post-abortion experience: A content analysis. Doctoral dissertation, 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
Shpigel B (2016) A Giants Rookie Casts a Thoughtful Eye on the World. New York Times SP3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Padian 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Padian 2001; Casares and Mann 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Casares and Mann 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Lee et al. 2009)

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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