How to format your references using the Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. 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
[1]
Suresh S. Graded materials for resistance to contact deformation and damage. Science. 2001;292:2447–2451.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Goldsby DL, Tullis TE. Flash heating leads to low frictional strength of crustal rocks at earthquake slip rates. Science. 2011;334:216–218.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hu T, Hashmi A, Hong J. Transparent half metallic g-C4N3 nanotubes: potential multifunctional applications for spintronics and optical devices. Sci Rep. 2014;4:6059.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Alexander CMO, Grossman JN, Ebel DS, et al. The formation conditions of chondrules and chondrites. Science. 2008;320:1617–1619.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Thornicroft G, Semrau M, Alem A, et al. Community Mental Health. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Tarr PL, Wolf AL, editors. Engineering of Software: The Continuing Contributions of Leon J. Osterweil. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Drezner Z. Continuous Center Problems. In: Eiselt HA, Marianov V, editors. Foundations of Location Analysis. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2011. p. 63–78.

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 Statistical Computation and Simulation.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. Humans Have Destroyed A Tenth Of The Planet’s Wilderness In Just 25 Years. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997. Report No.: AA-97-13(2). .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Augspurger BA. Teacher Perceptions of Effective School Leadership Using Twenty-first Century Skills and Knowledge [Doctoral dissertation]. [ St. Charles, MO]: Lindenwood University; 2014.

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
[1]
Wagner J. Still Standing, if Barely Upright, Cubs Face a Quick Turnaround. New York Times. 2017 Oct 14;SP7.

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 Statistical Computation and Simulation
AbbreviationJ. Stat. Comput. Simul.
ISSN (print)0094-9655
ISSN (online)1563-5163
ScopeStatistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Applied Mathematics
Modelling and Simulation
Statistics and Probability

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