How to format your references using the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. 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
Marx V (2013) Neurobiology: Brain mapping in high resolution. Nature 503:147–152
A journal article with 2 authors
Savaglio S, Carbone V (2000) Scaling in athletic world records. Nature 404:244
A journal article with 3 authors
Jackson DE, Holcombe M, Ratnieks FLW (2004) Trail geometry gives polarity to ant foraging networks. Nature 432:907–909
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Sala E, Aburto-Oropeza O, Paredes G, et al (2002) A general model for designing networks of marine reserves. Science 298:1991–1993

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Remy J-G, Letamendia C (2014) LTE Services. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Scheiner S (ed) (2015) Noncovalent Forces. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Nagasaki M, Saito A, Doi A, et al (2009) Pathway Modeling and Simulation. In: Saito A, Doi A, Matsuno H, Miyano S (eds) Foundations of Systems Biology: Using Cell Illustrator® and Pathway Databases. Springer, London, pp 75–125

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 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Volcano May Be Erupting Off The Coast Of The USA. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2015) GPS: Actions Needed to Address Ground System Development Problems and User Equipment Production Readiness. 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
Bonin C (2010) Spatial and temporal characteristics of electromagnetic activity in the brain prior to reaches to visual targets. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Oestreich JR (2017) Singing ‘Happy 450th Birthday’ to Monteverdi. New York Times C6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marx 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Savaglio and Carbone 2000; Marx 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Savaglio and Carbone 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Sala et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
AbbreviationJ. Ambient Intell. Humaniz. Comput.
ISSN (print)1868-5137
ISSN (online)1868-5145

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