How to format your references using the Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments. 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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Snow CE (2010) Academic language and the challenge of reading for learning about science. Science 328:450–452
A journal article with 2 authors
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Menon S, Manning BD (2013) Cell signalling: nutrient sensing lost in cancer. Nature 498:444–445
A journal article with 3 authors
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McSween HY Jr, Taylor GJ, Wyatt MB (2009) Elemental composition of the Martian crust. Science 324:736–739
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Wendel H-G, De Stanchina E, Fridman JS, et al (2004) Survival signalling by Akt and eIF4E in oncogenesis and cancer therapy. Nature 428:332–337

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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Zadora G, Martyna A, Ramos D, Aitken C (2013) Statistical Analysis in Forensic Science. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Quirk TJ (2016) Excel 2013 for Physical Sciences Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Ochs HD (2015) Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy: Past, Present, Future. In: Plebani A, Lougaris V (eds) Agammaglobulinemia. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 61–74

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 Reliable Intelligent Environments.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J (2016) Dawn Spacecraft Denied Exciting Mission To Explore A New Body In The Asteroid Belt. 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 (2013) Data Center Consolidation: Strengthened Oversight Needed to Achieve Billions of Dollars in Savings. 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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Evans AM (2017) Long-Term Sustainability of Surgical Operational Improvements Post Consultancy: A Multiple Case Study Analysis. Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral 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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Poniewozik J (2017) Can’t Recall Where You Were? That’s the Point. New York Times C6

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 Reliable Intelligent Environments
AbbreviationJ. Reliab. Intell. Environ.
ISSN (print)2199-4668
ISSN (online)2199-4676
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