How to format your references using the Integration citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Integration. 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
H. Hess, Materials science. Toward devices powered by biomolecular motors, Science. 312 (2006) 860–861.
A journal article with 2 authors
H. von Storch, N. Stehr, Climate change in perspective, Nature. 405 (2000) 615.
A journal article with 3 authors
M. Bajcsy, A.S. Zibrov, M.D. Lukin, Stationary pulses of light in an atomic medium, Nature. 426 (2003) 638–641.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
K.O. Pope, M.E. Pohl, J.G. Jones, D.L. Lentz, C. von Nagy, F.J. Vega, I.R. Quitmyer, Origin and environmental setting of ancient agriculture in the lowlands of Mesoamerica, Science. 292 (2001) 1370–1373.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
G.A. Johansen, P. Jackson, Radioisotope Gauges for Industrial Process Measurements, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2005.
An edited book
V. Faraoni, Beyond Einstein Gravity: A Survey of Gravitational Theories for Cosmology and Astrophysics, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
M. Cicognani, L. Zanghirati, On the Nonlinear Cauchy Problem, in: M. Reissig, B.-W. Schulze (Eds.), New Trends in the Theory of Hyperbolic Equations, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2005: pp. 387–448.

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 Integration.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Rhesus Monkeys Can Learn To Recognize Themselves In Mirrors, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 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, Air Passenger Screening: Transportation Security Administration Could Improve Complaint Processes, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
I. Swift, The Perceived Effect of Hidden Costs on the Operational Management of Information Technology Outsourcing: A Qualitative Study, Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix, 2011.

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
M. Wilson, Atmosphere Is Tempered At Puerto Rican Day Parade, New York Times. (2017) A17.

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 titleIntegration
AbbreviationIntegration (Amst.)
ISSN (print)0167-9260
ScopeHardware and Architecture
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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