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]
Lewis SL. How to beat the media in the climate street fight. Nature 2010;468:7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Gundersen GG, Bretscher A. Cell biology. Microtubule asymmetry. Science 2003;300:2040–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Cochran WW, Mouritsen H, Wikelski M. Migrating songbirds recalibrate their magnetic compass daily from twilight cues. Science 2004;304:405–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Sidor CA, O’Keefe FR, Damiani R, Steyer JS, Smith RMH, Larsson HCE, et al. Permian tetrapods from the Sahara show climate-controlled endemism in Pangaea. Nature 2005;434:886–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Jarman KH. Beyond Basic Statistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Montchamp J-L, editor. Phosphorus Chemistry II: Synthetic Methods. vol. 361. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Dabbagh A. Cardiovascular Monitoring. In: Dabbagh A, Esmailian F, Aranki SF, editors. Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014, p. 77–127.

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]
Taub B. US Drug Policy Is Contributing To The Spread Of HIV Among African Americans. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/us-drug-policy-contributing-spread-hiv-among-african-americans/ (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. Financial Management Systems: Status of OMB’s Review of Financial System Projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Swartz H. The Multitude Speaks in Style: An Analysis of Vernacular Agency through Images of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Doctoral dissertation. Florida Atlantic University, 2017.

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]
Whiteside K. Rare Double for a Noted Owner. New York Times 2017:B7.

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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