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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Pines D (2000) Science-based security under threat. Nature 407:447–448
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lynd LR, Woods J (2011) Perspective: A new hope for Africa. Nature 474:S20-1
A journal article with 3 authors
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White LE, Coppola DM, Fitzpatrick D (2001) The contribution of sensory experience to the maturation of orientation selectivity in ferret visual cortex. Nature 411:1049–1052
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Zhang M, Zuo G, Chen J, et al (2013) Aggregated gas molecules: toxic to protein? Sci Rep 3:1660

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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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2014) MAK- und BAT-Werte-Liste 2014. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Gliozzo A (2009) Semantic Domains in Computational Linguistics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Boeyens JCA (2013) Calculation of Atomic Structure. In: Boeyens JCA, Comba P (eds) Electronic Structure and Number Theory: Bohr’s Boldest Dream. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 71–91

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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O`Callaghan J (2017) Incredible Video Shows What It Would Be Like To Land On Pluto. In: IFLScience. 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 (2005) NASA: More Knowledge Needed to Determine Best Alternatives to Provide Space Station Logistics Support. 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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Gullett DL (2017) Lived Experience of Suffering through the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic 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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Twohey M, McKINLEY JC Jr, Baker AL, Rashbaum WK (2017) For Mogul, Brush With Police, Then No Charges. New York Times A1

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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