How to format your references using the International Journal of Data Science and Analytics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Data Science and Analytics. 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
Hestmark, G.: Temptations of the tree. Nature. 408, 911 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Kereszt, A., Kondorosi, E.: Plant science. Unlocking the door to invasion. Science. 331, 865–866 (2011)
A journal article with 3 authors
Rao, J.N., Madasu, Y., Dominguez, R.: Mechanism of actin filament pointed-end capping by tropomodulin. Science. 345, 463–467 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Krogsgaard, M., Li, Q.-J., Sumen, C., Huppa, J.B., Huse, M., Davis, M.M.: Agonist/endogenous peptide-MHC heterodimers drive T cell activation and sensitivity. Nature. 434, 238–243 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Basener, W.F.: Topology and Its Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2006)
An edited book
Stack, M.S., Fishman, D.A. eds: Ovarian Cancer: Second Edition. Springer US, Boston, MA (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Beziau, J.-Y.: Two Genuine 3-Valued Paraconsistent Logics. In: Akama, S. (ed.) Towards Paraconsistent Engineering. pp. 35–47. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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 Data Science and Analytics.

Blog post
Fang, J.: NASA Sees Your Holiday Lights From Space,


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: Information Technology: Homeland Security Should Better Balance Need for System Integration Strategy with Spending for New and Enhanced Systems. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2004)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Delaney, R.M.: A qualitative descriptive case study explaining professional development in community corrections, (2014)

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
Grynbaum, M.M., Koblin, J.: TV Host ‘Ashamed’ of Lewd Chat With Trump, (2016)

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 titleInternational Journal of Data Science and Analytics
AbbreviationInt. J. Data Sci. Anal.
ISSN (print)2364-415X
ISSN (online)2364-4168

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