How to format your references using the Journal of Surveying Engineering citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Surveying Engineering. 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
Keppler, H. (2014). “Geology: Earth’s deep water reservoir.” Nature, 507(7491), 174–175.
A journal article with 2 authors
Trujillo, C. A., and Sheppard, S. S. (2014). “A Sedna-like body with a perihelion of 80 astronomical units.” Nature, 507(7493), 471–474.
A journal article with 3 authors
Evans, W. J., Kozimor, S. A., and Ziller, J. W. (2005). “Molecular octa-uranium rings with alternating nitride and azide bridges.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5742), 1835–1838.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Fedoroff, N. V., Battisti, D. S., Beachy, R. N., Cooper, P. J. M., Fischhoff, D. A., Hodges, C. N., Knauf, V. C., Lobell, D., Mazur, B. J., Molden, D., Reynolds, M. P., Ronald, P. C., Rosegrant, M. W., Sanchez, P. A., Vonshak, A., and Zhu, J.-K. (2010). “Radically rethinking agriculture for the 21st century.” Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5967), 833–834.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wilson, M. (2013). Everyday Moral Economies. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford.
An edited book
Kurosu, M. (Ed.). (2013). Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services: 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
De Pasquale, R., Dinotta, F., and Micali, G. (2011). “Le lesioni elementari.” Le basi della dermatologia: Anatomia · Fisiologia · Lesioni elementari · Indagini diagnostiche · Correlazioni clinico-patologiche · Note di terapia, D. Innocenzi, G. Fabbrocini, G. Monfrecola, A. Tosti, and S. Veraldi, eds., Springer, Milano, 83–115.

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 Surveying Engineering.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2017). “A Nevada Woman Died From A Bug That Resisted 26 Antibiotics — Here’s Why It’s So Hard To Develop New Ones.” IFLScience, IFLScience, <https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/a-nevada-woman-died-from-a-bug-that-resisted-26-antibiotics-heres-why-its-so-hard-to-develop-new-ones/&#62; (Oct. 30, 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
Government Accountability Office. (2004). Aviation Security: Challenges Delay Implementation of Computer-Assisted Passenger Prescreening System. 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
Kaplan, J. W. (2014). “Not a sonata: A conception of Sonata-Allegro form and a consideration of two marimba works from a Langerian perspective.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Wagner, J. (2016). “Latin, Country, Reggaeton: Great Range in Mets’ Playlists.” New York Times, SP1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cooper 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Brook 2012; Humphries 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Trujillo and Sheppard 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Wu et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Surveying Engineering
AbbreviationJ. Surv. Eng.
ISSN (print)0733-9453
ISSN (online)1943-5428
ScopeCivil and Structural Engineering

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