How to format your references using the Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences. 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
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Goldston D (2007) Making room for dissent. Nature 448:524
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sazanov LA, Hinchliffe P (2006) Structure of the hydrophilic domain of respiratory complex I from Thermus thermophilus. Science 311:1430–1436
A journal article with 3 authors
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Kaplan CD, Laprade L, Winston F (2003) Transcription elongation factors repress transcription initiation from cryptic sites. Science 301:1096–1099
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Yasuda S, Sugiura H, Katsurabayashi S, et al (2014) Activation of Rheb, but not of mTORC1, impairs spine synapse morphogenesis in tuberous sclerosis complex. Sci Rep 4:5155

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Svensson H (2012) Cable-Stayed Bridges. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Kallio KP, Mills S, Skelton T (2016) Politics, Citizenship and Rights, 1st ed. 2016. Springer, Singapore
A chapter in an edited book
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Zhang JC, DeAngelis DL, Zhuang JY (2011) Development and Test of GIS-Based FUSLE Model in Sub-catchments of Chinese Fir Forest and Pine Forest in the Dabie Mountains, China. In: DeAngelis DL, Zhuang JY (eds) Theory and Practice of Soil Loss Control in Eastern China. Springer, New York, NY, pp 81–99

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 Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences.

Blog post
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Andrews R (2017) These Three Sex Acts Are The Key To Female Orgasms, According To A New Study. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/this-golden-trio-of-sex-acts-is-the-key-to-female-orgasms/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1979) Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction. 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
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Talice KW (2017) An Assessment of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Leadership Competencies. Doctoral dissertation, Capella 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
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Baker P, Kaplan T, Shear MD (2017) Trump Bypasses G.O.P. To Strike a Deal on Debt. New York Times A1

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 titleHuman-centric Computing and Information Sciences
ISSN (online)2192-1962
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