How to format your references using the Journal of Uncertainty Analysis and Applications citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Uncertainty Analysis and Applications. 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
Nicholls, H.: Darwin 200: A flight of fancy. Nature. 457, 790–791 (2009)
A journal article with 2 authors
Nelson, E.C., Braun, P.V.: Chemistry. Enhancing colloids through the surface. Science. 318, 924–925 (2007)
A journal article with 3 authors
Dai, L., Korolev, K.S., Gore, J.: Slower recovery in space before collapse of connected populations. Nature. 496, 355–358 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gilbert, M., Mitchell, A., Bourn, D., Mawdsley, J., Clifton-Hadley, R., Wint, W.: Cattle movements and bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain. Nature. 435, 491–496 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Scott, D.M.: World Wide Rave. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2009)
An edited book
Berndtsson, M.: Thesis Projects: A Guide for Students in Computer Science and Information Systems. Springer, London (2008)
A chapter in an edited book
Torri, M.C., Herrmann, T.M.: Gram Mooligai Limited Company (GMCL) – An Alternative Bioprospecting and Development Model: Constitution, Structure and Its Functioning. In: Herrmann, T.M. (ed.) Bridges Between Tradition and Innovation in Ethnomedicine: Fostering Local Development Through Community-Based Enterprises in India. pp. 85–120. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2011)

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 Uncertainty Analysis and Applications.

Blog post
Andrew, D.: Elon Musk Is About To Test The “Trickiest” Part Of His Mars Spaceship — A Giant, Potentially Explosive Black Orb,


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: Department of Labor’s Past and Future Role in Offender Rehabilitation. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1975)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hilton, L.C.: Case study on organic farming as a sustainable solution for African-American farmers, (2015)

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.: The Mets Find Progress, And Hope for Montero, In a Sweep of the Giants, (2017)

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 Uncertainty Analysis and Applications
AbbreviationJ. Uncertain. Anal. Appl.
ISSN (online)2195-5468

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