How to format your references using the Computer Science Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Computer Science Review. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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]
B. Greene, Q&A: Brian Greene on music and string theory, Nature. 465 (2010) 426.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
E.M. De La Cruz, T.D. Pollard, Structural biology. Actin’ up, Science. 293 (2001) 616–618.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
P.J. Baker, S. Harris, C.C. Webbon, Effect of British hunting ban on fox numbers, Nature. 419 (2002) 34.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
L. Duret, C. Chureau, S. Samain, J. Weissenbach, P. Avner, The Xist RNA gene evolved in eutherians by pseudogenization of a protein-coding gene, Science. 312 (2006) 1653–1655.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
C. Tang, The Data Industry: The Business and Economics of Information and Big Data, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2016.
An edited book
[1]
L. Brun, M. Vento, eds., Graph-Based Representations in Pattern Recognition: 5th IAPR International Workshop, GbRPR 2005, Poitiers, France, April 11-13, 2005. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
G.T. Duncan, M. Elliot, J.-J. Salazar-González, Providing and Protecting Microdata, in: M. Elliot, J.-J. Salazar-González (Eds.), Statistical Confidentiality: Principles and Practice, Springer, New York, NY, 2011: pp. 93–122.

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 Computer Science Review.

Blog post
[1]
S. Luntz, New Survey Reveals More Mysteries At Stonehenge, IFLScience. (2014). https://www.iflscience.com/environment/new-survey-reveals-more-mysteries-stonehenge/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Contract Award Protest, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1973.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
S. Gomes, The Lanterman-Petris-Short Act and the effects of deinstitutionalization on the mentally ill, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2010.

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]
M. Kelly, THE INAUGURATION: Seizing the Day; New President Brings Opportunity to Cash In, New York Times. (1993) A12.

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 titleComputer Science Review
AbbreviationComput. Sci. Rev.
ISSN (print)1574-0137
ScopeGeneral Computer Science
Theoretical Computer Science

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