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
Rupen MP (2002) Astronomy. Microquasar fireworks. Science 298:73–74
A journal article with 2 authors
Oki T, Kanae S (2006) Global hydrological cycles and world water resources. Science 313:1068–1072
A journal article with 3 authors
Peizhen Z, Molnar P, Downs WR (2001) Increased sedimentation rates and grain sizes 2-4 Myr ago due to the influence of climate change on erosion rates. Nature 410:891–897
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Remskar M, Mrzel A, Skraba Z, et al (2001) Self-assembly of subnanometer-diameter single-wall MoS2 nanotubes. Science 292:479–481

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pinoli J-C (2014) Mathematical Foundations of Image Processing and Analysis 1. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Nicholson LA (2016) Understanding the Caribbean Enterprise: Insights from MSMEs and Family Owned Businesses. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London
A chapter in an edited book
AbuZeina D, Elshafei M (2012) Modeling of Arabic Cross-Word Pronunciation Variations. In: Elshafei M (ed) Cross-Word Modeling for Arabic Speech Recognition. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 47–58

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
Hale T (2015) Danish Zoo Will Publicly Dissect A Lion This Thursday. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/danish-zoo-will-publicly-dissect-lion-thursday/. 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 (1979) Contracting for Computer Software Development--Serious Problems Require Management Attention To Avoid Wasting Additional Millions. 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
Ponder S (2010) Parent information nights: An elementary school principal’s search to increase parent input and affect the learning-at-home environment. 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
Detrick B (2017) The Drift. New York Times D6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rupen 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Rupen 2002; Oki and Kanae 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Oki and Kanae 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Remskar et al. 2001)

About the journal

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

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