How to format your references using the Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Asia Pacific Journal on Computational 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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Yarborough M (2014) Openness in science is key to keeping public trust. Nature 515:313
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gray RD, Jordan FM (2000) Language trees support the express-train sequence of Austronesian expansion. Nature 405:1052–1055
A journal article with 3 authors
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Roy K, Hunt G, Jablonski D (2009) Phylogenetic conservatism of extinctions in marine bivalves. Science 325:733–737
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Moreno-Mayar JV, Potter BA, Vinner L, et al (2018) Terminal Pleistocene Alaskan genome reveals first founding population of Native Americans. Nature 553:203–207

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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Berthou P, Baudoin C, Gayraud T, Gineste M (2015) Satellite and Terrestrial Hybrid Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Benneworth P (2013) University Engagement With Socially Excluded Communities. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Mangat V (2011) Natural Intelligence Based Automatic Knowledge Discovery for Medical Practitioners. In: Ao S-I, Amouzegar M, Rieger BB (eds) Intelligent Automation and Systems Engineering. Springer, New York, NY, pp 53–64

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 Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Hundreds Of Meteors Will Light Up The Night Sky Tonight. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/check-out-sights-and-sounds-geminid-meteor-shower/. 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 (2011) Homeland Security: Improvements in Managing Research and Development Could Help Reduce Inefficiencies and Costs. 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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Stuehling AL (2017) “We Speak ‘Hola’ In School”: A Case Study of Global Education in a Partial-Immersion Spanish Preschool. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana 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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Kenigsberg B (2017) Film Series. New York Times C23

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 titleAsia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering
ISSN (online)2196-1166
Scope

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