How to format your references using the Computers in Industry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Computers in Industry. 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. Beutler, Inferences, questions and possibilities in Toll-like receptor signalling, Nature. 430 (2004) 257–263.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
A.E. Eiben, J. Smith, From evolutionary computation to the evolution of things, Nature. 521 (2015) 476–482.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
S. Bastos-Aristizabal, G. Kozlov, K. Gehring, Structure of the substrate-binding b’ domain of the Protein Disulfide Isomerase-Like protein of the Testis, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 4464.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
C. Tohda, Y.-A. Lee, Y. Goto, I. Nemere, Diosgenin-induced cognitive enhancement in normal mice is mediated by 1,25D₃-MARRS, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 3395.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
D.L. Williams, Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK, 2012.
An edited book
[1]
E. Iuliano, E.A. Pérez, eds., Application of Surrogate-based Global Optimization to Aerodynamic Design, 1st ed. 2016, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Y.-C. Zhu, Signaling Mechanisms Underlying the Hydrogen Sulfide Effects: Identification of Hydrogen Sulfide “Receptors,” in: H. Kimura (Ed.), Hydrogen Sulfide and Its Therapeutic Applications, Springer, Vienna, 2013: pp. 83–107.

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 Computers in Industry.

Blog post
[1]
E. Andrew, Gray Wolf Pack Spotted In California For The First Time In 90 Years, IFLScience. (2015). https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/after-90-years-california-finally-has-gray-wolf-pack/ (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, 2015 Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake Rule: Comparison of DOT Forecasts for Selected Data Points for 2015 and 2016 to Preliminary Data for Those Years, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2017.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
C.W. Anderson, Breaking journalism down: Work, authority, and networking local news, 1997–2009, Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, 2009.

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]
L. Saslow, 14,000 Sq. Ft., Shady Past, All for Just $8.3 Million, New York Times. (2007) 14LI2.

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 titleComputers in Industry
AbbreviationComput. Ind.
ISSN (print)0166-3615
ScopeGeneral Computer Science
General Engineering

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