How to format your references using the Cryptography citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cryptography. 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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Spurgeon, D. Scientists Call for Canada to Boost Polar-Shelf Funding. Nature 2003, 421, 464.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Fukuchi-Shimogori, T.; Grove, E.A. Neocortex Patterning by the Secreted Signaling Molecule FGF8. Science 2001, 294, 1071–1074.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cohen, M.; Shavit, R.; Zalevsky, Z. Observing Optical Plasmons on a Single Nanometer Scale. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 4096.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Stern, E.; Klemic, J.F.; Routenberg, D.A.; Wyrembak, P.N.; Turner-Evans, D.B.; Hamilton, A.D.; LaVan, D.A.; Fahmy, T.M.; Reed, M.A. Label-Free Immunodetection with CMOS-Compatible Semiconducting Nanowires. Nature 2007, 445, 519–522.

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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Rider, M.J. Design and Analysis of Mechanisms; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2015; ISBN 9781119054344.
An edited book
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Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems: 17th International Conference, ACIVS 2016, Lecce, Italy, October 24-27, 2016, Proceedings; Blanc-Talon, J., Distante, C., Philips, W., Popescu, D., Scheunders, P., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; Vol. 10016; ISBN 9783319486796.
A chapter in an edited book
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Marques, S.P.C.; Creus, G.J. Laplace Transform Solutions. In Computational Viscoelasticity; Creus, G.J., Ed.; SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012; pp. 37–49 ISBN 9783642253102.

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 Cryptography.

Blog post
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Andrew, E. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vaginas (accessed on 30 October 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 Insights Into CETA’s In-School Youth Programs; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1982;

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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Valenzuela, B.D. Thirty-Year-Old Mulberry Field. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, CA, 2013.

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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Koblin, J.; Barnes, B. Hulu’s Chief Since 2013 Quits to Lead Sony TV Unit. New York Times 2017, B3.

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 titleCryptography
ISSN (online)2410-387X
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