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 (J Electron Test). 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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Miller C (2006) ClC chloride channels viewed through a transporter lens. Nature 440:484–489
A journal article with 2 authors
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Ikehara T, Kataoka T (2013) Relation between the helical twist and S-shaped cross section of the lamellar crystals of polyethylene. Sci Rep 3:1444
A journal article with 3 authors
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Dunningham J, Rau A, Burnett K (2005) From pedigree cats to fluffy-bunnies. Science 307:872–875
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Moslehi R, Mills JL, Signore C, et al (2013) Integrative transcriptome analysis reveals dysregulation of canonical cancer molecular pathways in placenta leading to preeclampsia. Sci Rep 3:2407

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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Kriegel J (2016) Unfairly Labeled. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Beal T (2016) China, New Zealand, and the Complexities of Globalization: Asymmetry, Complementarity, and Competition. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
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Escolar ML, Aldenhoven M (2013) Leukodystrophies and Lysosomal Storage Disorders. In: Boelens JJ, Wynn R (eds) Stem Cell Therapy in Lysosomal Storage Diseases. Springer, New York, NY, pp 63–125

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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Hale T (2016) The Strange Process Of Coral Bleaching Is Caught On Camera For First Time. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/the-strange-process-of-coral-bleaching-is-caught-on-camera-for-first-time/. 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 (2009) National Airspace System: FAA Reauthorization Issues are Critical to System Transformation and Operations. 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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Li K (2010) An explicative model of leisure-time physical activities among church-going African Americans in Indianapolis. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana 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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Hofmann P, Leland J (2017) Urban Pastoral. New York Times MB7

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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