How to format your references using the Journal of Scheduling citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Scheduling. 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
McCabe, H. (2000). France sets up elite Internet school. Nature, 405(6785), 381.
A journal article with 2 authors
Krishnan, V., & Nestler, E. J. (2008). The molecular neurobiology of depression. Nature, 455(7215), 894–902.
A journal article with 3 authors
Park, S., Vohs, J. M., & Gorte, R. J. (2000). Direct oxidation of hydrocarbons in a solid-oxide fuel cell. Nature, 404(6775), 265–267.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Gong, H., He, Z., Peng, A., Zhang, X., Cheng, B., Sun, Y., et al. (2014). Effects of several quinones on insulin aggregation. Scientific reports, 4, 5648.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kagan, E., & Ben-Gal, I. (2013). Probabilistic Search for Tracking Targets. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Norman, R. A. (2015). Clinical Cases in Integrative Dermatology. (R. Rupani, Ed.) (Vol. 4). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Arumugam, M., Wang, L., & Kulkarni, S. S. (2006). A Case Study on Prototyping Power Management Protocols for Sensor Networks. In A. K. Datta & M. Gradinariu (Eds.), Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems: 8th International Symposium, SSS 2006, Dallas, TX, USA, November 17-19, 2006. Proceedings (pp. 50–64). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 Scheduling.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016, December 20). Chimps Feel Decidedly “Meh’ Towards Others. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1971). Contracts Awarded by the Social and Rehabilitation Service of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare on a Noncompetitive Basis (No. B-164031(3)). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tripathi, R. B. (2008). Oligodendrogensis Following Experimental Spinal Cord Injury (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Kelly, R. W. (2009, December 29). Quotation of the Day. New York Times, p. A2.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (McCabe 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Krishnan and Nestler 2008; McCabe 2000).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Krishnan and Nestler 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Gong et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Scheduling
AbbreviationJ. Sched.
ISSN (print)1094-6136
ISSN (online)1099-1425
ScopeArtificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
General Engineering

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