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
Kiessling, W. (2006). Paleoecology. Life’s complexity cast in stone. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5803), 1254–1255.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yurimoto, H., & Kuramoto, K. (2004). Molecular cloud origin for the oxygen isotope heterogeneity in the solar system. Science (New York, N.Y.), 305(5691), 1763–1766.
A journal article with 3 authors
French, S., Lekic, V., & Romanowicz, B. (2013). Waveform tomography reveals channeled flow at the base of the oceanic asthenosphere. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6155), 227–230.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
d’Adda di Fagagna, F., Reaper, P. M., Clay-Farrace, L., Fiegler, H., Carr, P., Von Zglinicki, T., … Jackson, S. P. (2003). A DNA damage checkpoint response in telomere-initiated senescence. Nature, 426(6963), 194–198.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Myatt, G. J., & Johnson, W. P. (2011). Making Sense of Data III. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Harrison-Woolrych, M. (Ed.). (2015). Medicines For Women. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Roberts, P. (2012). More Than A Metaphor. In P. Roberts (Ed.), From West to East and Back Again: An Educational Reading of Hermann Hesse’s Later Work (pp. 41–54). Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

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
Taub, B. (2016, May 12). Ketamine Metabolite Reduces Depression Without Any “Druggy” Side-Effects. 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. (2008). Aviation Weather: FAA Is Reevaluating Services at Key Centers; Both FAA and the National Weather Service Need to Better Ensure Product Quality (No. GAO-08-258). 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
Grimpo, M. (2014). How asthma is related with the rate of influenza vaccination in California’s children (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Vecsey, G. (2012, March 1). A Shot That Sank a Season. New York Times, p. B18.

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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