How to format your references using the Journal of Cloud Computing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Cloud 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
Dunn B (2012) Cancer: Solving an age-old problem. Nature 483:S2-6
A journal article with 2 authors
Campbell CT, Peden CHF (2005) Chemistry. Oxygen vacancies and catalysis on ceria surfaces. Science 309:713–714
A journal article with 3 authors
Stassun KG, Mathieu RD, Valenti JA (2006) Discovery of two young brown dwarfs in an eclipsing binary system. Nature 440:311–314
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Arii J, Goto H, Suenaga T, et al (2010) Non-muscle myosin IIA is a functional entry receptor for herpes simplex virus-1. Nature 467:859–862

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Segura J, Hawkins CF (2005) CMOS Electronics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Cheng M (2009) Nano-Net: Third International ICST Conference, NanoNet 2008, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-16, 2008, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Capello R, Fratesi U, Resmini L (2011) Global Regions in Europe. In: Fratesi U, Resmini L (eds) Globalization and Regional Growth in Europe: Past Trends and Future Scenarios. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 53–85

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 Cloud Computing.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Watch Tigers Frolic In A Pool After Being Rescued From Cages. 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 (2001) Space Station: Inadequate Planning and Design Led to Propulsion Module Project Failure. 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
Altiparmak F (2008) Online Management and Mining of Heteregenous and Dynamic Time Series. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University

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
Dwyer KP (2006) Workers Warm to Contract Jobs. New York Times 104

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 Cloud Computing
ISSN (online)2192-113X

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