How to format your references using the Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications. 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
R.A. Kerr, PLANETARY SCIENCE: Making a Splash With a Hint of Mars Water, Science. 288 (2000) 2295–2297.
A journal article with 2 authors
N.F. Butte, K.J. Ellis, Comment on “Obesity and the environment: where do we go from here?,” Science. 301 (2003) 598; author reply 598.
A journal article with 3 authors
C. Innes, M. Anand, C.T. Bauch, The impact of human-environment interactions on the stability of forest-grassland mosaic ecosystems, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 2689.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
M. Versaevel, J.-B. Braquenier, M. Riaz, T. Grevesse, J. Lantoine, S. Gabriele, Super-resolution microscopy reveals LINC complex recruitment at nuclear indentation sites, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 7362.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
R.J. Walter, Local Emergency Planning Committee Guidebook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 1998.
An edited book
N.T. Nguyen, E.J.D. Maria, S. Ikramuddin, M.M. Hutter, eds., The SAGES Manual: A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery, Springer, New York, NY, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
A. Altland, R. Egger, Nonequilibrium Transport and Dephasing in Coulomb-Blockaded Quantum Dots, in: D.C. Cabra, A. Honecker, P. Pujol (Eds.), Modern Theories of Many-Particle Systems in Condensed Matter Physics, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012: pp. 215–244.

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 Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications.

Blog post
D. Andrew, How Much Water Would It Take To Extinguish The Sun?, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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, Proactive Management of FAA’s Security Program Needed, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M.A. Tubbs, The use of hand-constructed graphs in Microcomputer-Based Laboratories for kinematics instruction, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2014.

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
R. Rojas, Brooklyn Heroin Ring Shut Down, Officials Say; 25 Are Charged, New York Times. (2015) A24.

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 titleComputational Geometry: Theory and Applications
AbbreviationComput. Geom.
ISSN (print)0925-7721
ScopeComputational Theory and Mathematics
Computer Science Applications
Computational Mathematics
Control and Optimization
Geometry and Topology

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