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
Nilsson, O. (2013). Plant science. A pathway to flowering--why staying cool matters. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6158), 566–567.
A journal article with 2 authors
Orme, C. M., & Bogan, J. S. (2009). Cell biology. Sorting out diabetes. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5931), 1155–1156.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gutfreund, Y., Zheng, W., & Knudsen, E. I. (2002). Gated visual input to the central auditory system. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5586), 1556–1559.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Nowoshilow, S., Schloissnig, S., Fei, J.-F., Dahl, A., Pang, A. W. C., Pippel, M., … Myers, E. W. (2018). The axolotl genome and the evolution of key tissue formation regulators. Nature, 554(7690), 50–55.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Levy, G., & Levin, B. (2014). The Biostatistics of Aging. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ruggiero, B., Delsing, P., Granata, C., Pashkin, Y., & Silvestrini, P. (Eds.). (2006). Quantum Computing in Solid State Systems. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Bandyopadhyay, P. S., Brittan, G., & Taper, M. L. (2016). A Subjective Bayesian Surrogate for Evidence. In G. Brittan Jr. & M. L. Taper (Eds.), Belief, Evidence, and Uncertainty: Problems of Epistemic Inference (pp. 63–72). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Andrews, R. (2017, February 28). There Is A Gigantic Neuron Wrapping Itself Around Your Entire Brain. 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. (2016). DOT Discretionary Grants: Problems with Hurricane Sandy Transit Grant Selection Process Highlight the Need for Additional Accountability (No. GAO-17-20). 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
Hayes, M. G. (2010). A qualitative case study of cultural competency among Advanced Placement teachers in Florida (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
Kenigsberg, B. (2017, July 6). In the Pool, Autism Is No Barrier to Winning. New York Times, p. C7.

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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