How to format your references using the Journal of Electronic Imaging citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Electronic Imaging. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
R. F. Service, “CHEMISTRY NOBEL: Getting a Charge Out of Plastics,” Science 290(5491), 425–427 (2000).
A journal article with 2 authors
P. A. Berkman and O. R. Young, “Science and government. Governance and environmental change in the Arctic Ocean,” Science 324(5925), 339–340 (2009).
A journal article with 3 authors
L. C. James, P. Roversi, and D. S. Tawfik, “Antibody multispecificity mediated by conformational diversity,” Science 299(5611), 1362–1367 (2003).
A journal article with 4 or more authors
H. P. M. Melo et al., “Statistical signs of social influence on suicides,” Sci. Rep. 4, 6239 (2014).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J. D. H. Smith and A. B. Romanowska, Post-Modern Algebra, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (1999).
An edited book
H.-J. Senn, U. Kapp, and F. Otto, Eds., Cancer Prevention II, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009).
A chapter in an edited book
P. Ilg and S. Odenbach, “Ferrofluid Structure and Rheology,” in Colloidal Magnetic Fluids: Basics, Development and Application of Ferrofluids, S. Odenbach, Ed., pp. 1–77, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (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 Electronic Imaging.

Blog post
T. Hale, “Which Country Consumes The Most Calories?,” IFLScience, 11 November 2015 (accessed 30 October 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, “Federal Research: Information on DOE’s Laboratory-Directed R&D Program,” GAO-04-489, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2004).

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
A. B. Kerr, “Exploring relationship awareness in organizational change using the Strength Deployment Inventory,” Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University (2012).

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
J. Wagner, “Mets Collapse Again Under the Weight of Their Pitching Dysfunction,” in New York Times, p. SP3 (2017).

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 Electronic Imaging
AbbreviationJ. Electron. Imaging
ISSN (print)1017-9909
ISSN (online)1560-229X
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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