How to format your references using the EURO Journal on Computational Optimization citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for EURO Journal on Computational Optimization. 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
Schiermeier Q (2000) Austrian physics meeting passes without boycott. Nature 406:7
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang LV, Hu S (2012) Photoacoustic tomography: in vivo imaging from organelles to organs. Science 335:1458–1462
A journal article with 3 authors
Koschowitz M-C, Fischer C, Sander M (2014) Evolution. Beyond the rainbow. Science 346:416–418
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Douglas AP, Vance DR, Kenny EM, et al (2014) Next-generation sequencing of the mitochondrial genome and association with IgA nephropathy in a renal transplant population. Sci Rep 4:7379

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zauderer E (2006) Partial Differential Equations of Applied Mathematics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Jandial R, Chen MY (eds) (2012) Regenerative Biology of the Spine and Spinal Cord. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Bhattacharyya A (2016) Colonial Madness: Community and Lunacy in Nineteenth-Century India. In: Winterbottom A, Tesfaye F (eds) Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World: The Modern Period. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY, pp 89–113

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 EURO Journal on Computational Optimization.

Blog post
O`Callaghan J (2016) Mars To Make Its Closest Approach To Earth In 11 Years This Month. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/mars-make-its-closest-approach-earth-11-years-month/. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (2012) Checked Baggage Screening: TSA Has Deployed Optimal Systems at the Majority of TSA-Regulated Airports, but Could Strengthen Cost Estimates. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Colchero Dorado R (2008) Recovering memory in Jordi Soler’s “Los rojos de ultramar.” Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Gustines GG (2016) A Bird? A Plane? La Borinqueña! New York Times MB4

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Schiermeier 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Schiermeier 2000; Wang and Hu 2012).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Wang and Hu 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Douglas et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEURO Journal on Computational Optimization
ISSN (print)2192-4406
ISSN (online)2192-4414
Scope

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