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
Hedges, R.: Archaeological verification: Puzzling out the past. Nature. 422, 667 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Scott, I.C., Stainier, D.Y.R.: Development. Fishing out a new heart. Science. 298, 2141–2142 (2002)
A journal article with 3 authors
Young, I.R., Zieger, S., Babanin, A.V.: Global trends in wind speed and wave height. Science. 332, 451–455 (2011)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Aléon, J., Robert, F., Duprat, J., Derenne, S.: Extreme oxygen isotope ratios in the early Solar System. Nature. 437, 385–388 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kroese, D.P., Taimre, T., Botev, Z.I., Rubinstein, R.Y.: Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method: Solutions Manual to Accompany. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2007)
An edited book
France, B., Compton, V. eds: Bringing Communities Together: Connecting Learners with Scientists or Technologists. SensePublishers, Rotterdam (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Broadhurst, R., Chang, L.Y.C.: Cybercrime in Asia: Trends and Challenges. In: Liu, J., Hebenton, B., and Jou, S. (eds.) Handbook of Asian Criminology. pp. 49–63. 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
Hale, T.: “Most Convincing Picture” Of Loch Ness Monster Looks A Lot Like Some Seals,


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: Biotechnology: Analysis of Federally Funded Research. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1986)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Creason, P.J.: The assessment of student learning outcomes at a California community college: Insight from faculty in a single department, (2015)

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
Kelly, D.: Deconstruct This!, (2002)

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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