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
Letvin, N. L. (2009). Virology. Moving forward in HIV vaccine development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5957), 1196–1198.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pereira, G., & Schiebel, E. (2003). Separase regulates INCENP-Aurora B anaphase spindle function through Cdc14. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5653), 2120–2124.
A journal article with 3 authors
Parker, H. G., Kruglyak, L., & Ostrander, E. A. (2006). Molecular genetics: DNA analysis of a putative dog clone. Nature, 440(7081), E1-2.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Irie, M., Fukaminato, T., Sasaki, T., Tamai, N., & Kawai, T. (2002). Organic chemistry: a digital fluorescent molecular photoswitch. Nature, 420(6917), 759–760.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
DeRosa, T. F. (2008). Advances in Polymer Chemistry and Methods Reported in Recent US Patents. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Burger, J. (Ed.). (2011). Stakeholders and Scientists: Achieving Implementable Solutions to Energy and Environmental Issues. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Saha, I., Plewczyński, D., Maulik, U., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2010). Consensus Multiobjective Differential Crisp Clustering for Categorical Data Analysis. In M. Szczuka, M. Kryszkiewicz, S. Ramanna, R. Jensen, & Q. Hu (Eds.), Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing: 7th International Conference, RSCTC 2010, Warsaw, Poland, June 28-30,2010. Proceedings (pp. 30–39). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Fang, J. (2015, September 13). Cancer Patient Receives 3D-Printed Titanium Ribcage. 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. (2010). Commercial Aviation: Better Information about Airline-Imposed Fees and the Refundability of Government-Imposed Taxes and Fees Could Benefit Consumers (No. GAO-10-885T). 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
Gemmer, J. (2012). Shape Selection in the non-Euclidean Model of Elasticity (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
Dynarski, S. (2016, December 30). Free Markets Aren’t a Cure-All in Education. New York Times, p. BU6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Letvin 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Letvin 2009; Pereira and Schiebel 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Pereira and Schiebel 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Irie et al. 2002)

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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