How to format your references using the Journal of Cryptographic Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Cryptographic Engineering. 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
Bilham, R.: Lessons from the Haiti earthquake. Nature. 463, 878–879 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Evans, J.A., Reimer, J.: Open access and global participation in science. Science. 323, 1025 (2009)
A journal article with 3 authors
Bai, J., Virovets, A.V., Scheer, M.: Synthesis of inorganic fullerene-like molecules. Science. 300, 781–783 (2003)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Broeckx, B.J.G., Coopman, F., Verhoeven, G.E.C., Bavegems, V., De Keulenaer, S., De Meester, E., Van Niewerburgh, F., Deforce, D.: Development and performance of a targeted whole exome sequencing enrichment kit for the dog (Canis Familiaris Build 3.1). Sci. Rep. 4, 5597 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Christophers, B.: Banking Across Boundaries. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford (2013)
An edited book
Brombin, C.: Parametric and Nonparametric Inference for Statistical Dynamic Shape Analysis with Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Brain, D.A.: Mars Global Surveyor Measurements of the Martian Solar Wind Interaction. In: Russell, C.T. (ed.) The Mars Plasma Environment. pp. 77–112. Springer, New York, NY (2007)

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 Cryptographic Engineering.

Blog post
Davis, J.: Bees Found To Be Living Just Meters From The Top Of An Active Volcano


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: Aviation Forecasting: FAA Should Implement Additional Risk-Management Practices in Forecasting Aviation Activity. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2016)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bethany, M.P.: Business continuity planning: Identifying gaps, patterns and justifications, (2014)

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
Kishkovsky, S.: A Homecoming for Balanchine; City Ballet Shows St. Petersburg That a Master’s Art Is Still Alive, (2003)

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 Cryptographic Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Cryptogr. Eng.
ISSN (print)2190-8508
ISSN (online)2190-8516
ScopeComputer Networks and Communications

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