How to format your references using the Journal of Real-Time Image Processing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (J Real-Time Image Proc). 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
Kürti, L.: Organic chemistry. Streamlining amine synthesis. Science. 348, 863–864 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Valsami-Jones, E., Lynch, I.: NANOSAFETY. How safe are nanomaterials? Science. 350, 388–389 (2015)
A journal article with 3 authors
Marcus, G., Marblestone, A., Dean, T.: Neuroscience. The atoms of neural computation. Science. 346, 551–552 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Tanaka, K., Mukae, N., Dewar, H., van Breugel, M., James, E.K., Prescott, A.R., Antony, C., Tanaka, T.U.: Molecular mechanisms of kinetochore capture by spindle microtubules. Nature. 434, 987–994 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Krasner, D.: A History of Modern Drama. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2016)
An edited book
Deer, T.R., Leong, M.S., Gordin, V. eds: Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical Approaches: the AMERICAN ACADEMY of PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management. Springer, New York, NY (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Barbosa, L., Portilho, F., Wilkinson, J., Dubeux, V.: Youth, Consumption and Citizenship. In: Schrader, U., Fricke, V., Doyle, D., and Thoresen, V.W. (eds.) Enabling Responsible Living. pp. 47–60. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)

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 Real-Time Image Processing.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J.: NASA Just Revealed 12 New Astronauts - But No One Knows Where They’re Going,


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: Aviation Security: Implementation of Recommendations Is Under Way, but Completion Will Take Several Years. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1998)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Beck, A.J.: Determining Bed Failure Depth in Unconsolidated Submarine Sediments Using Particles in Cell Numerical Modeling, (2017)

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
Gondelman, J.: A Comedian’s Most Important Set, (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 Real-Time Image Processing
AbbreviationJ. Real Time Image Process.
ISSN (print)1861-8200
ISSN (online)1861-8219
ScopeInformation Systems

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