How to format your references using the International Journal of Computer Vision citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Computer Vision. 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
Grossman, J. N. (2000). PLANETARY SCIENCE: Enhanced: A Meteorite Falls on Ice. Science (New York, N.Y.), 290(5490), 283–285.
A journal article with 2 authors
Woolf, C. J., & Bloechlinger, S. (2002). Neuroscience. It takes more than two to Nogo. Science (New York, N.Y.), 297(5584), 1132–1134.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hong, W., Mosca, T. J., & Luo, L. (2012). Teneurins instruct synaptic partner matching in an olfactory map. Nature, 484(7393), 201–207.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Meyer, M. R., Fredette, N. C., Howard, T. A., Hu, C., Ramesh, C., Daniel, C., et al. (2014). G protein-coupled estrogen receptor protects from atherosclerosis. Scientific reports, 4, 7564.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Safonov, V. O. (2016). Trustworthy Cloud Computing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Gabrys, B., Howlett, R. J., & Jain, L. C. (Eds.). (2006). Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: 10th International Conference, KES 2006, Bournemouth, UK, October 9-11, 2006. Proceedings, Part II (Vol. 4252). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Lavacchi, A., Miller, H., & Vizza, F. (2013). Factors Affecting Design. In H. Miller & F. Vizza (Eds.), Nanotechnology in Electrocatalysis for Energy (pp. 91–112). New York, NY: Springer.

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 International Journal of Computer Vision.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2016, August 15). So What If Some Female Olympians Have High Testosterone? IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 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. (2006). Information Technology: Improvements Needed to More Accurately Identify and Better Oversee Risky Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars (No. GAO-06-1099T). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Llamas, A. L. (2017). ALLTAP Solutions, LLC: A Business Plan (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Leland, J. (2016, October 14). Loft Life: Music, Stretching and Leftovers. New York Times, p. MB2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Grossman 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Grossman 2000; Woolf and Bloechlinger 2002).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Woolf and Bloechlinger 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Meyer et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Computer Vision
AbbreviationInt. J. Comput. Vis.
ISSN (print)0920-5691
ISSN (online)1573-1405
ScopeArtificial Intelligence
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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