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
Willig, M.R.: Ecology. Biodiversity and productivity. Science. 333, 1709–1710 (2011)
A journal article with 2 authors
Liu, Q., Zhang, P.: IR Li2Ga2GeS6 nanocrystallized GeS2-Ga2S3-Li2S electroconductive chalcogenide glass with good nonlinearity. Sci. Rep. 4, 5719 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Kobayashi, K., Yoshimura, J., Hasegawa, E.: Coexistence of sexual individuals and genetically isolated asexual counterparts in a thrips. Sci. Rep. 3, 3286 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Stokroos, I., Litinetsky, L., van der Want, J.J., Ishay, J.S.: Magnetic minerals. Keystone-like crystals in cells of hornet combs. Nature. 411, 654 (2001)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cheremisinoff, N.P., Davletshin, A.: A Guide to Safe Material and Chemical Handling. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2010)
An edited book
Galavotti, M.C., Dieks, D., Gonzalez, W.J., Hartmann, S., Uebel, T., Weber, M. eds: New Directions in the Philosophy of Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Holsanova, J.: A Cognitive Approach to Audio Description. In: Matamala, A. and Orero, P. (eds.) Researching Audio Description: New Approaches. pp. 49–73. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London (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
Andrew, E.: Newly Identified Hormone Reduces Diet-Induced Obesity In Rodents,


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: DOD Overseas Schools: Additional Assurances of Educational Quality Needed. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1990)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Simmons, C.: Correlates and predictors of cognitive complexity among counseling and social work students in graduate training programs, (2008)

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
Hodara, S.: Suburban Touches With a Bustling Downtown, (2017)

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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