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
Lederman, L.: The pleasure of learning. Nature. 430, 617 (2004)
A journal article with 2 authors
Corten, G.P., Veldkamp, H.F.: Aerodynamics. Insects can halve wind-turbine power. Nature. 412, 41–42 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Ju, S.-Y., Kopcha, W.P., Papadimitrakopoulos, F.: Brightly fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotubes via an oxygen-excluding surfactant organization. Science. 323, 1319–1323 (2009)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Szenker-Ravi, E., Altunoglu, U., Leushacke, M., Bosso-Lefèvre, C., Khatoo, M., Thi Tran, H., Naert, T., Noelanders, R., Hajamohideen, A., Beneteau, C., de Sousa, S.B., Karaman, B., Latypova, X., Başaran, S., Yücel, E.B., Tan, T.T., Vlaminck, L., Nayak, S.S., Shukla, A., Girisha, K.M., Le Caignec, C., Soshnikova, N., Uyguner, Z.O., Vleminckx, K., Barker, N., Kayserili, H., Reversade, B.: RSPO2 inhibition of RNF43 and ZNRF3 governs limb development independently of LGR4/5/6. Nature. 557, 564–569 (2018)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Leach, M., Drummond, M., Doig, A.: Practical Flow Cytometry in Haematology Diagnosis. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford (2013)
An edited book
Lichtfouse, E. ed: Genetic Engineering, Biofertilisation, Soil Quality and Organic Farming. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Ansari, N., Zhang, J.: Media Access Control and Resource Allocation in WDM PON. In: Zhang, J. (ed.) Media Access Control and Resource Allocation: For Next Generation Passive Optical Networks. pp. 53–65. Springer, New York, NY (2013)

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
Fang, J.: Instead Of Lapping It Up, Bat Tongues Pump Nectar Into Their Mouths,


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: Federal Employers’ Liability Act: Issues Associated With Changing How Railroad Work-Related Injuries Are Compensated. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1996)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pincolini, R.: Latchkey girls, (2017)

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
Kenigsberg, B.: Lost in Paris, (2017)

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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