How to format your references using the Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering. 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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Russo G (2007) Raising Arizona. Nature 449:372–373
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sandalow DB, Bowles IA (2001) Climate change. Fundamentals of treaty-making on climate change. Science 292:1839–1840
A journal article with 3 authors
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Phillips BL, Casey WH, Karlsson M (2000) Bonding and reactivity at oxide mineral surfaces from model aqueous complexes. Nature 404:379–382
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Yu M, Wu P, Widelitz RB, Chuong C-M (2002) The morphogenesis of feathers. Nature 420:308–312

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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Kölle W (2009) Wasseranalysen - richtig beurteilt. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Leong SPL (2009) From Local Invasion to Metastatic Cancer: Involvement of Distant Sites Through the Lymphovascular System. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
A chapter in an edited book
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Krieger MP (2005) On the Incompressibility of Monotone DNFs. In: Liśkiewicz M, Reischuk R (eds) Fundamentals of Computation Theory: 15th International Symposium, FCT 2005, Lübeck, Germany, August 17-20, 2005. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 32–43

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 Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering.

Blog post
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Hale T (2016) 110-Year-Old Lobster Is Saved From A Restaurant, Dies Shortly After. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/110yearold-lobster-is-saved-from-a-restaurant-dies-shortly-after/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1990) Stafford Student Loans: Millions of Dollars in Loans Awarded to Ineligible Borrowers. 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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Atwill RL (2015) Evaluation of water and nitrogen management practices in southern US rice (Oryza sativa L.) production. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University

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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Walsh MW (2011) Shuttle’s End Leaves NASA A Pension Bill. New York Times A1

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 titleArchives of Computational Methods in Engineering
AbbreviationArch. Comput. Methods Eng.
ISSN (print)1134-3060
ISSN (online)1886-1784
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Applied Mathematics

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