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
Benitez-Nelson C (2015) Ocean chemistry. The missing link in oceanic phosphorus cycling? Science 348:759–760
A journal article with 2 authors
Zimmerberg J, Chernomordik LV (2005) Neuroscience. Synaptic membranes bend to the will of a neurotoxin. Science 310:1626–1627
A journal article with 3 authors
Barsh GS, Farooqi IS, O’Rahilly S (2000) Genetics of body-weight regulation. Nature 404:644–651
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Marra G, Clivati C, Luckett R, et al (2018) Ultrastable laser interferometry for earthquake detection with terrestrial and submarine cables. Science 361:486–490

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bayés de Luna A (2011) Clinical Arrhythmology. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Laws DR, O’Donohue W (eds) (2016) Treatment of Sex Offenders: Strengths and Weaknesses in Assessment and Intervention, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Heckel R, Torrini P (2010) Stochastic Modelling and Simulation of Mobile Systems. In: Engels G, Lewerentz C, Schäfer W, et al. (eds) Graph Transformations and Model-Driven Engineering: Essays Dedicated to Manfred Nagl on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 87–101

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
Andrew E (2014) Mesmerizing video shows match burning in super slow motion. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2014) Aviation Manufacturing: Status of FAA’s Efforts to Improve Certification and Regulatory Consistency. 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
Adams AA (2009) A study of the attitudes and opinions of southwest Missouri educators regarding the value and outcome of the performance based teacher evaluation process. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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
James S (2017) Losing a Fortune. New York Times F4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Benitez-Nelson 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Zimmerberg and Chernomordik 2005; Benitez-Nelson 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Zimmerberg and Chernomordik 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Marra et al. 2018)

About the journal

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

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