How to format your references using the Journal of Computational Electronics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Computational Electronics. 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
Good, M.F.: Immunology. Pasteur approach to a malaria vaccine may take the lead. Science. 341, 1352–1353 (2013)
A journal article with 2 authors
Odorizzi, P.M., Wherry, E.J.: Immunology. An interferon paradox. Science. 340, 155–156 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
Culley, A.I., Lang, A.S., Suttle, C.A.: High diversity of unknown picorna-like viruses in the sea. Nature. 424, 1054–1057 (2003)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mauk, B.H., Mitchell, D.G., Krimigis, S.M., Roelof, E.C., Paranicas, C.P.: Energetic neutral atoms from a trans-Europa gas torus at Jupiter. Nature. 421, 920–922 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morvillo, N.: Science and Religion. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2010)
An edited book
Ioannides, M., Fink, E., Moropoulou, A., Hagedorn-Saupe, M., Fresa, A., Liestøl, G., Rajcic, V., Grussenmeyer, P. eds: Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection: 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 31 – November 5, 2016, Proceedings, Part II. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Battaglia, E.: Fisiopatologia dell’annegamento. In: Baghin, A. (ed.) Annegamento Soccorso tecnico e sanitario. pp. 59–63. Springer, Milano (2009)

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 Computational Electronics.

Blog post
Carpineti, A.: New Method Helps Astronomers Directly Image Exoplanets Around Distant Stars


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: Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor: Information on the Status and Cost of Needed Improvements. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1995)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Shlapak, A.: Mental health of foster youth in Ventura County, (2013)

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
Walsh, M.W.: Supreme Court Hears Plea for Help From Puerto Rico, (2016)

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 Computational Electronics
AbbreviationJ. Comput. Electron.
ISSN (print)1569-8025
ISSN (online)1572-8137
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Modelling and Simulation
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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