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]
Krauss TF. Physics. Control at the quantum level. Science. 2005;308:1122–1123.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Einstein TL, Stasevich TJ. Materials science. Epitaxial growth writ large. Science. 2010;327:423–424.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Ribeiro B, Perra N, Baronchelli A. Quantifying the effect of temporal resolution on time-varying networks. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:3006.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Brañas-Garza P, Espín AM, Exadaktylos F, et al. Fair and unfair punishers coexist in the Ultimatum Game. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:6025.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Weinstein S. The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
[1]
Jin B, Cedrola E, editors. Fashion Brand Internationalization: Opportunities and Challenges. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Vickery G, Mickoleit A. Greener and Smarter: Information Technology can Improve the Environment in Many Ways. In: Noam EM, Pupillo LM, Kranz JJ, editors. Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 33–37.

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]
Hale T. Here’s Why You Should Be Sleeping Naked. 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. ADP Acquisitions: Patent Automation Encountering Major Planning and Procurement Problems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986. Report No.: IMTEC-86-19. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Black AM. Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Ohio Statewide Agricultural Leadership Program [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 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
[1]
Craig S, Chen DW. Trump Flirted With State Bid Before ’16 Race. New York Times. 2016 Mar 6;A1.

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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