How to format your references using the Flow Measurement and Instrumentation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Flow Measurement and Instrumentation. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
[1]
B. Halliwell, Plasma antioxidants: health benefits of eating chocolate?, Nature. 426 (2003) 787; discussion 788.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
C.J. Doherty, S.A. Kay, Circadian surprise--it’s not all about transcription, Science. 338 (2012) 338–340.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
M. Skipper, R. Dhand, P. Campbell, Presenting ENCODE, Nature. 489 (2012) 45.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
M. Hegreness, N. Shoresh, D. Hartl, R. Kishony, An equivalence principle for the incorporation of favorable mutations in asexual populations, Science. 311 (2006) 1615–1617.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Z.-J. Shi, Homogeneous Catalysis for Unreactive Bond Activation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Y. Yu, Z. Yu, J. Zhao, eds., Computer Science for Environmental Engineering and EcoInformatics: International Workshop, CSEEE 2011, Kunming, China, July 29-31, 2011, Proceedings, Part II, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
F. Amato, A. Mazzeo, A. Penta, A. Picariello, Knowledge Representation and Management for E-Government Documents, in: A. Mazzeo, R. Bellini, G. Motta (Eds.), E-Government Ict Professionalism and Competences Service Science, Springer US, Boston, MA, 2008: pp. 31–40.

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 Flow Measurement and Instrumentation.

Blog post
[1]
A. Carpineti, What’s The Stickiest Object In The Solar System?, IFLScience. (2015). https://www.iflscience.com/space/ceres-could-be-stickiest-object-solar-system/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Commercial Space Launches: FAA Needs Continued Planning and Monitoring to Oversee the Safety of the Emerging Space Tourism Industry, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
G.C. Newberry, Students’ experiences with simulation education, Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, 2014.

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
[1]
M. Paulson, ‘The Cher Show’ Is Set for Broadway, New York Times. (2017) C2.

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 titleFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
AbbreviationFlow Meas. Instrum.
ISSN (print)0955-5986
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Modelling and Simulation
Instrumentation

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