How to format your references using the EURASIP Journal on Information Security citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for EURASIP Journal on Information Security. 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
McCaffrey, R. (2007). Geophysics. The next great earthquake. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5819), 1675–1676.
A journal article with 2 authors
Diamond, J., & Bellwood, P. (2003). Farmers and their languages: the first expansions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5619), 597–603.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sugrue, L. P., Corrado, G. S., & Newsome, W. T. (2004). Matching behavior and the representation of value in the parietal cortex. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5678), 1782–1787.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kameyama, K., Kishi, Y., Yoshimura, M., Kanzawa, N., Sameshima, M., & Tsuchiya, T. (2000). Tyrosine phosphorylation in plant bending. Nature, 407(6800), 37.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Michael, E., Gillian, H., Stefan, K., & Alex, L. (2012). Gramsci. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
An edited book
Camarinha-Matos, L. M., Paraskakis, I., & Afsarmanesh, H. (Eds.). (2009). Leveraging Knowledge for Innovation in Collaborative Networks: 10th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 7-9, 2009. Proceedings (Vol. 307). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Morgado, A., del Río, R., & de la Rosa, J. M. (2012). A 130-nm CMOS Reconfigurable 2-1-1 Cascade SC ΣΔM for GSM/BT/UMTS. In R. del Río & J. M. de la Rosa (Eds.), Nanometer CMOS Sigma-Delta Modulators for Software Defined Radio (pp. 111–150). New York, NY: Springer.

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 EURASIP Journal on Information Security.

Blog post
Luntz, S. (2015, July 22). Damselfish In Distress Adapt To Warmer Waters. IFLScience. IFLScience. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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
Government Accountability Office. (1999). Education and Care: Early Childhood Programs and Services for Low-Income Families (No. HEHS-00-11). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wetherington, J. M. (2010). The relationship between learning organization dimensions and performance in the nonprofit sector (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Pear, R., & Kelly, K. (2017, February 28). Trump Concedes Health Overhaul Is a Thorny Task. New York Times, p. A1.

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 titleEURASIP Journal on Information Security
ISSN (online)1687-417X
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Signal Processing

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