How to format your references using the Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. 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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Levinson P (2000) The enduring test. Nature 404:937
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bradshaw WE, Holzapfel CM (2006) Climate change. Evolutionary response to rapid climate change. Science 312:1477–1478
A journal article with 3 authors
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Tay Y, Rinn J, Pandolfi PP (2014) The multilayered complexity of ceRNA crosstalk and competition. Nature 505:344–352
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ogunseitan OA, Schoenung JM, Saphores J-DM, Shapiro AA (2009) Science and regulation. The electronics revolution: from e-wonderland to e-wasteland. Science 326:670–671

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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Murphy DB, Davidson MW (2012) Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Dym H, Kaashoek MA, Lancaster P, et al (2012) A Panorama of Modern Operator Theory and Related Topics: The Israel Gohberg Memorial Volume. Springer, Basel
A chapter in an edited book
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Solano-Aragón C, Castillo O (2015) Optimization of Benchmark Mathematical Functions Using the Firefly Algorithm with Dynamic Parameters. In: Castillo O, Melin P (eds) Fuzzy Logic Augmentation of Nature-Inspired Optimization Metaheuristics: Theory and Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 81–89

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 Civil Structural Health Monitoring.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Two New Materials Mimic Octopus-Like Camouflage. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (2009) Motor Carrier Safety: Reincarnating Commercial Vehicle Companies Pose Safety Threat to Motoring Public; Federal Safety Agency Has Initiated Efforts to Prevent Future Occurrences. 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
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Shimazoe J (2012) The power of forgotten opinions: Why an organization chooses inaction over the public’s safety. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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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Walsh MW, de la MERCED MJ (2014) Detroit Plan Is Said to Split Creditors Into 2 Groups. New York Times A18

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 Civil Structural Health Monitoring
AbbreviationJ. Civ. Struct. Health Monit.
ISSN (print)2190-5452
ISSN (online)2190-5479
ScopeCivil and Structural Engineering
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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