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
Smith, C.: Structural biology. Two geometric solutions to a transporting problem. Science. 311, 182–183 (2006)
A journal article with 2 authors
Maroteaux, M., Mameli, M.: Neuroscience. Synaptic switch and social status. Science. 334, 608–609 (2011)
A journal article with 3 authors
Wardle, D.A., Nilsson, M.-C., Zackrisson, O.: Fire-derived charcoal causes loss of forest humus. Science. 320, 629 (2008)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Coudreuse, D.Y.M., Roël, G., Betist, M.C., Destrée, O., Korswagen, H.C.: Wnt gradient formation requires retromer function in Wnt-producing cells. Science. 312, 921–924 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Merritt, C.: Process Steam Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ (2015)
An edited book
Kuzmanić, I.: Reliability and Availability of Quality Control Based on Wavelet Computer Vision. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Jones, J.M., Lea-Langton, A.R., Ma, L., Pourkashanian, M., Williams, A.: Emissions from Different Types of Combustors and Their Control. In: Lea-Langton, A.R., Ma, L., Pourkashanian, M., and Williams, A. (eds.) Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels. pp. 63–70. Springer, London (2014)

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, E.: Computing, Uncertainty … Quantum Leaps and Bounds of 2014,


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: Access to Arts Education: Inclusion of Additional Questions in Education’s Planned Research Would Help Explain Why Instruction Time Has Decreased for Some Students. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2009)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Stockman, S.B.: Daughters of Yahweh: Recovering the deep feminine from the Yahweh complex, (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
Paulson, M.: The Musical That Toppled a Confederate Statue, (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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