How to format your references using the Journal of Automated Reasoning citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Automated Reasoning. 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
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Padma, T.V.: Ayurveda. Nature. 436, 486 (2005)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Paterson, I., Anderson, E.A.: Chemistry. The renaissance of natural products as drug candidates. Science. 310, 451–453 (2005)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Manoharan, V.N., Elsesser, M.T., Pine, D.J.: Dense packing and symmetry in small clusters of microspheres. Science. 301, 483–487 (2003)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Sonnenburg, J.L., Xu, J., Leip, D.D., Chen, C.-H., Westover, B.P., Weatherford, J., Buhler, J.D., Gordon, J.I.: Glycan foraging in vivo by an intestine-adapted bacterial symbiont. Science. 307, 1955–1959 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Zink, M.: Scalable Video on Demand. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, England (2005)
An edited book
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Obaidat, M.S., Tsihrintzis, G.A., Filipe, J. eds: e-Business and Telecommunications: 7th International Joint Conference, ICETE 2010, Athens, Greece, July 26-28, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
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Coelho, J., Silva, A., Gomes, J.P.: Parallelization of a Tridimensional Finite Element Program for Structural Behaviour Analysis. In: Lopes, L., Žilinskas, J., Costan, A., Cascella, R.G., Kecskemeti, G., Jeannot, E., Cannataro, M., Ricci, L., Benkner, S., Petit, S., Scarano, V., Gracia, J., Hunold, S., Scott, S.L., Lankes, S., Lengauer, C., Carretero, J., Breitbart, J., and Alexander, M. (eds.) Euro-Par 2014: Parallel Processing Workshops: Euro-Par 2014 International Workshops, Porto, Portugal, August 25-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. pp. 36–47. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)

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 Automated Reasoning.

Blog post
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Fang, J.: Remains of Two Infants Discovered in Ice Age Burial Site

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office: Rail Transit: Observations on FTA’s State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Its Oversight Role. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2009)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Alsaadi, A.: Smart smoke and fire detection with wireless and global system for mobile technology, (2016)

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
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Greenhouse, L.: Justices Bar Death Penalty For the Rape of a Child, (2008)

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 titleJournal of Automated Reasoning
AbbreviationJ. Automat. Reason.
ISSN (print)0168-7433
ISSN (online)1573-0670
ScopeArtificial Intelligence
Computational Theory and Mathematics
Software

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