How to format your references using the Future Computing and Informatics Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Future Computing and Informatics Journal. 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
[1]
Tomasz A. Microbiology. Weapons of microbial drug resistance abound in soil flora. Science 2006;311:342–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Abbott A, Cyranoski D. Biologists seek to head off future sources of infection. Nature 2003;423:3.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Xu X, Han F, Zhao Q. Homologies and homeotic transformation of the theropod “semilunate” carpal. Sci Rep 2014;4:6042.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Fujiwara T, Bandi M, Nitta M, Ivanova EV, Bronson RT, Pellman D. Cytokinesis failure generating tetraploids promotes tumorigenesis in p53-null cells. Nature 2005;437:1043–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Raeburn D. Greek Tragedies as Plays for Performance. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Rajeshwar K, McConnell R, Licht S, editors. Solar Hydrogen Generation: Toward a Renewable Energy Future. New York, NY: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lovekin CC, Guzik JA. Pulsations in Hot Massive Stars. In: Suárez JC, Garrido R, Balona LA, Christensen-Dalsgaard J, editors. Stellar Pulsations: Impact of New Instrumentation and New Insights, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013, p. 27–31.

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 Future Computing and Informatics Journal.

Blog post
[1]
Carpineti C. This Terrifying Video Shows One Of The Most Dangerous Threats Facing Humanity. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/this-terrifying-video-shows-one-of-the-most-dangerous-threats-facing-humanity/ (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. Trends in Evaluation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Novak TS. Vital Signs of U.S. Osteopathic Medical Residency Programs Pivoting to Single Accreditation Standards. Doctoral dissertation. University of South Florida, 2017.

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]
Walsh MW. Witness Cites Recipe for Toxic Air, and Debt, at Puerto Rico’s Power Company. New York Times 2016:B1.

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 titleFuture Computing and Informatics Journal
AbbreviationFutur. Comput. Inform. J.
ISSN (print)2314-7288
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