How to format your references using the Journal of Grid Computing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Grid Computing. 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
Mustelin, T.: Immunology. Restless T cells sniff and go. Science. 313, 1902–1903 (2006)
A journal article with 2 authors
Morrison, S.J., Kimble, J.: Asymmetric and symmetric stem-cell divisions in development and cancer. Nature. 441, 1068–1074 (2006)
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoshida, A., Yoneda-Kato, N., Kato, J.-Y.: CSN5 specifically interacts with CDK2 and controls senescence in a cytoplasmic cyclin E-mediated manner. Sci. Rep. 3, 1054 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Tanaka, K., Tengeiji, A., Kato, T., Toyama, N., Shionoya, M.: A discrete self-assembled metal array in artificial DNA. Science. 299, 1212–1213 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Summerhayes, S.D.: CDM Regulations 2015 Procedures Manual. John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2016)
An edited book
Jacobson, M.J., Reimann, P. eds: Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences. Springer US, Boston, MA (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Bueno, O.: Structural Empiricism, Again. In: Bokulich, A. and Bokulich, P. (eds.) Scientific Structuralism. pp. 81–103. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2011)

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 Grid Computing.

Blog post
Davis, J.: Ancient Cemetery Found Just A Stone’s Throw From Stonehenge


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: Medicare Automated Systems: Weaknesses in Managing Information Technology Hinder Fight Against Fraud and Abuse. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1997)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Cao, Y.: Morphological and Functional Characterization of the Neurotransmitter GABA in Adult Rat Taste Buds, (2006)

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
Schwirtz, M.: One Surprise Is Already Clear in the German Elections: No Russian Meddling, (2017)

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 Grid Computing
AbbreviationJ. Grid Comput.
ISSN (print)1570-7873
ISSN (online)1572-9184
ScopeComputer Networks and Communications
Hardware and Architecture
Information Systems

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