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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Electronic Testing. 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
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Malakoff D (2014) Gas revolution. The gas surge. Introduction. Science 344:1464–1467
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ize B, Palmer T (2006) Microbiology. Mycobacteria’s export strategy. Science 313:1583–1584
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cho G, Wu Y, Ackerman JL (2003) Detection of hydroxyl ions in bone mineral by solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Science 300:1123–1127
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Joo H-Y, Zhai L, Yang C, et al (2007) Regulation of cell cycle progression and gene expression by H2A deubiquitination. Nature 449:1068–1072

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Smith JDH, Romanowska AB (1999) Post-Modern Algebra. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Wu T-C, Lei C-L, Rijmen V, Lee D-T (2008) Information Security: 11th International Conference, ISC 2008, Taipei, Taiwan, September 15-18, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Jun B, Kim D (2007) Robust Real-Time Face Detection Using Face Certainty Map. In: Lee S-W, Li SZ (eds) Advances in Biometrics: International Conference, ICB 2007, Seoul, Korea, August 27-29, 2007. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 29–38

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 Testing.

Blog post
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Luntz S (2014) Hydrogen-Rich Waters May Support Life Far Underground. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/hydrogen-enriched-waters-may-support-life-far-underground/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office (1980) NASA Should Provide the Congress Complete Cost Information on the Space Telescope Program. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Rogers S (2014) Teacher Induction Programs: How Key Components Influence Teacher Retention Rates in Rural School Districts. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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
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Hodara S (2015) A Painter of Clouds, Revisited. New York Times CT8

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 Electronic Testing
AbbreviationJ. Electron. Test.
ISSN (print)0923-8174
ISSN (online)1573-0727
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering

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