How to format your references using the Cognitive Computation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cognitive Computation. 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
1. Mann A. Cosmology: The hunting of the dark. Nature. 2011;471:433–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Konstantinides N, Averof M. A common cellular basis for muscle regeneration in arthropods and vertebrates. Science. 2014;343:788–91.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Jordan SP, Lee KSM, Preskill J. Quantum algorithms for quantum field theories. Science. 2012;336:1130–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Allen EA, Pasley BN, Duong T, Freeman RD. Transcranial magnetic stimulation elicits coupled neural and hemodynamic consequences. Science. 2007;317:1918–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Mallios WS. Forecasting in Financial and Sports Gambling Markets. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Skalna I. Advances in Fuzzy Decision Making: Theory and Practice. Rębiasz B, Gaweł B, Basiura B, Duda J, Opiła J, Pełech-Pilichowski T, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Custódio RF, Vigil MAG, Romani J, Pereira FC, da Silva Fraga J. Optimized Certificates – A New Proposal for Efficient Electronic Document Signature Validation. In: Mjølsnes SF, Mauw S, Katsikas SK, editors. Public Key Infrastructure: 5th European PKI Workshop: Theory and Practice, EuroPKI 2008 Trondheim, Norway, June 16-17, 2008 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 49–59.

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 Cognitive Computation.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Lead Magnetizes Graphene, With Implications For Future Computing [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/physics/lead-magnetizes-graphene-implications-future-computing/

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. Proposal for Replacement of Indian Health Service Hospital. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978 Jun. Report No.: HRD-78-124.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Liburd-Shaddai JL. The experiences of remedial instructors at one urban community college: A case study [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2012.

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. Goodman J. The Other 1 Percent. New York Times. 2016 Oct 9;BR25.

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 titleCognitive Computation
AbbreviationCognit. Comput.
ISSN (print)1866-9956
ISSN (online)1866-9964
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Cognitive Neuroscience

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