How to format your references using the Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements. 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]
Stoll H. Journal club. A biogeochemist sees the value of diversity in a changing ocean. Nature 2009;460:935.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Carlini A, French R. Visual tracking combined with hand-tracking improves time perception of moving stimuli. Sci Rep 2014;4:5363.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Srinivasan G, James CM, Krzycki JA. Pyrrolysine encoded by UAG in Archaea: charging of a UAG-decoding specialized tRNA. Science 2002;296:1459–62.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Chen W, Liu J, Zhang L, Xu H, Guo X, Deng S, et al. Generation of the SCN1A epilepsy mutation in hiPS cells using the TALEN technique. Sci Rep 2014;4:5404.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Duchon C, Hale R. Time Series Analysis in Meteorology and Climatology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Tunnicliffe SD, Scheersoi A, editors. Natural History Dioramas: History, Construction and Educational Role. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Babenko M, Kolesnichenko I, Starikovskaya T. On Minimal and Maximal Suffixes of a Substring. In: Fischer J, Sanders P, editors. Combinatorial Pattern Matching: 24th Annual Symposium, CPM 2013, Bad Herrenalb, Germany, June 17-19, 2013. Proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 28–37.

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 Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. How To Win At Rock-Paper-Scissors With Science. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/how-win-rock-paper-scissors/ (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. Congressional Budget Reform: What Are Its Prospects? Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1974.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Trichon MC. Self-Help Conferences for People Who Stutter: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 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]
Murphy MJO. By Boat or Rail, East Egg to West, ‘Gatsby’ Beckons. New York Times 2010:C35.

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 titleEngineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
AbbreviationEng. Anal. Bound. Elem.
ISSN (print)0955-7997
ScopeGeneral Engineering
Analysis
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics

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