How to format your references using the Design Automation for Embedded Systems citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Design Automation for Embedded Systems. 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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Mank JE (2009) Journal club. An evolutionary biologist compares genomic complexity to modern art. Nature 461:701
A journal article with 2 authors
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Theis TN, Solomon PM (2010) It’s time to reinvent the transistor! Science 327:1600–1601
A journal article with 3 authors
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Berger J, Swenson JE, Persson IL (2001) Recolonizing carnivores and naïve prey: conservation lessons from Pleistocene extinctions. Science 291:1036–1039
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Mun J, Yim T, Park JH, et al (2014) Allylic ionic liquid electrolyte-assisted electrochemical surface passivation of LiCoO2 for advanced, safe lithium-ion batteries. Sci Rep 4:5802

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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Bagdonavičius V, Julius K, Nikulin MS (2011) Non-parametric Tests for Complete Data. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Bach V, Delle Site L (2014) Many-Electron Approaches in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics: A Multidisciplinary View. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Kumar H, Rahman A (2016) Adding a GUI. In: Rahman A (ed) Rapid Game Development Using Cocos2d-JS: An end-to-end guide to 2D game development using JavaScript. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 49–58

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 Design Automation for Embedded Systems.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2015) Japan Accepts Giant Robot Fight Challenge From America. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/japan-accepts-giant-robot-fight-challenge-america/. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1992) Aviation Research: FAA Could Enhance Its Program to Meet Current and Future Challenges. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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Berezin S (2009) Catechols as membrane anion transporters. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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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Schwartz J (2017) Exxon Faults N.Y. Official Over Inquiry. New York Times 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 titleDesign Automation for Embedded Systems
AbbreviationDes. Autom. Embed. Syst.
ISSN (print)0929-5585
ISSN (online)1572-8080
ScopeHardware and Architecture
Software

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