How to format your references using the Journal of Choice Modelling citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Choice Modelling. 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
Willerroider, M., 2004. Making the move into drug sales. Nature 430, 486–487.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tsodyks, M., Gilbert, C., 2004. Neural networks and perceptual learning. Nature 431, 775–781.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wechsler, T., Newman, S., West, S.C., 2011. Aberrant chromosome morphology in human cells defective for Holliday junction resolution. Nature 471, 642–646.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Li, Y., Su, L., Shou, C., Yu, C., Deng, J., Fang, Y., 2013. Surface-enhanced molecular spectroscopy (SEMS) based on perfect-absorber metamaterials in the mid-infrared. Sci. Rep. 3, 2865.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zwecher, M.J., 2010. Retirement Portfolios Workbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Zgurovsky, M.Z., 2011. Evolution Inclusions and Variation Inequalities for Earth Data Processing I: Operator Inclusions and Variation Inequalities for Earth Data Processing, Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Biglia, B., 2011. Feminisms and Psychology in the Contemporary Spanish State, in: Rutherford, A., Capdevila, R., Undurti, V., Palmary, I. (Eds.), Handbook of International Feminisms: Perspectives on Psychology, Women, Culture, and Rights, International and Cultural Psychology. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 83–107.

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 Choice Modelling.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. Monster Black Hole Awakens After 26 Years of Slumber [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1976. NASA’s Choice of a Location for Its Proposed Lunar Curatorial Facility (No. PSAD-76-130). 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
Lee, S., 2013. Control-display alignment modulates dimensional salience (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Feeney, K., 2007. Hidden Treasures Of the Food Industry. New York Times 14NJ13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Seife, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Fahnestock, 2003; Hurtley, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Tsodyks and Gilbert, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Singer et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Choice Modelling
ISSN (print)1755-5345
ScopeStatistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Modelling and Simulation

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