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
Tabashnik, B. E. (2010). Plant science. Communal benefits of transgenic corn. Science (New York, N.Y.), 330(6001), 189–190.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rejec, T., & Meir, Y. (2006). Magnetic impurity formation in quantum point contacts. Nature, 442(7105), 900–903.
A journal article with 3 authors
Burke, M. D., Berger, E. M., & Schreiber, S. L. (2003). Generating diverse skeletons of small molecules combinatorially. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5645), 613–618.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Venegas, J. G., Winkler, T., Musch, G., Vidal Melo, M. F., Layfield, D., Tgavalekos, N., … Harris, R. S. (2005). Self-organized patchiness in asthma as a prelude to catastrophic shifts. Nature, 434(7034), 777–782.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Armajani, J. (2011). Modern Islamist Movements. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Elliott, S. G., Foote, M. A., & Molineux, G. (Eds.). (2009). Erythropoietins, Erythropoietic Factors, and Erythropoiesis: Molecular, Cellular, Preclinical, and Clinical Biology (2nd Revised and Extended Edition.). Basel: Birkhäuser.
A chapter in an edited book
Desmedt, Y., & Phan, D. H. (2008). A CCA Secure Hybrid Damgård’s ElGamal Encryption. In J. Baek, F. Bao, K. Chen, & X. Lai (Eds.), Provable Security: Second International Conference, ProvSec 2008, Shanghai, China, October 30 - November 1, 2008. Proceedings (pp. 68–82). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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, February 3). Smoke From Fires May Spur Stronger Tornadoes. 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. (1994). Transportation Infrastructure: Benefits of Traffic Control Signal Systems Are Not Being Fully Realized (No. RCED-94-105). 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
Ren, W. (2013). The Portrayal of Risk-taking Behaviors in Traffic on the Prime-time Television Series (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
MacFARQUHAR, N. (2015, May 29). Giant Statues Aplenty, But This One Comes With a Fierce Debate. New York Times, p. A4.

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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