How to format your references using the Intelligent Service Robotics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Intelligent Service Robotics. 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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Stone AJ (2007) Chemistry. Water from first principles. Science 315:1228–1229
A journal article with 2 authors
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Klose R, Bird A (2003) Molecular biology. MeCP2 repression goes nonglobal. Science 302:793–795
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lake BM, Salakhutdinov R, Tenenbaum JB (2015) Human-level concept learning through probabilistic program induction. Science 350:1332–1338
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Silva JM, Marran K, Parker JS, et al (2008) Profiling essential genes in human mammary cells by multiplex RNAi screening. Science 319:617–620

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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Taber DF (2008) Organic Synthesis: State of the 2005-2007. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Lombaerde P de (2007) Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment: 2006 World Report on Regional Integration. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Revathi A, Venkataramani Y (2015) Text Independent Speaker and Emotion Independent Speech Recognition in Emotional Environment. In: Mandal JK, Satapathy SC, Kumar Sanyal M, et al (eds) Information Systems Design and Intelligent Applications: Proceedings of Second International Conference INDIA 2015, Volume 1. Springer India, New Delhi, pp 43–52

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 Intelligent Service Robotics.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) A Game of Hives: Two Australian Bee Species Battle For Months Over Territory. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/game-hives-two-australian-bee-species-battle-months-over-territory/. 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 (2006) Fiscal Year 2007 Performance Plans. 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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Braynen W (2012) Beyond Price Signaling: Choice, Information and Justice. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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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Shear MD, Haberman M (2017) Trump Again Says Two Sides at Fault in Rally Violence. 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 titleIntelligent Service Robotics
AbbreviationIntell. Serv. Robot.
ISSN (print)1861-2776
ISSN (online)1861-2784
ScopeArtificial Intelligence
Engineering (miscellaneous)
Computational Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering

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