How to format your references using the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. 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]
H. Brody, Biomaterials, Nature. 519 (2015) S1.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
B.M. Olivera, R.W. Teichert, Neuroscience: chemical ecology of pain, Nature. 479 (2011) 306–307.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
N.I. Storch, K.R. Anderson, D. Lai, Chaotic dynamics of stellar spin in binaries and the production of misaligned hot Jupiters, Science. 345 (2014) 1317–1321.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
F. Benvenuti, S. Hugues, M. Walmsley, S. Ruf, L. Fetler, M. Popoff, V.L.J. Tybulewicz, S. Amigorena, Requirement of Rac1 and Rac2 expression by mature dendritic cells for T cell priming, Science. 305 (2004) 1150–1153.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
R. Prud’Homme, Flows and Chemical Reactions in an Electromagnetic Field, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014.
An edited book
[1]
J.A. Jacko, ed., Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Design and Usability: 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007, Proceedings, Part I, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
A.M. Beck, J.W. Robinson, Sexual Resilience in Couples, in: K. Skerrett, K. Fergus (Eds.), Couple Resilience: Emerging Perspectives, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2015: pp. 63–82.

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 Visual Communication and Image Representation.

Blog post
[1]
J. O`Callaghan, Shaquille O’Neal Thinks Earth Is Flat Because It Doesn’t Go Up And Down When He Drives, IFLScience. (2017). https://www.iflscience.com/brain/shaquille-oneal-thinks-earth-is-flat-because-it-doesnt-go-up-and-down-when-he-drives/ (accessed October 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office, Hispanic Employment Statistics, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
C. Heyen, Two predictors of smoking behaviors in the LGBTQ population: Anxiety and internalized homophobia, Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University, 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
[1]
M. Billard, Sky’s the Limit: Yogis Head Outdoors, New York Times. (2011) MB1.

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 Visual Communication and Image Representation
AbbreviationJ. Vis. Commun. Image Represent.
ISSN (print)1047-3203
ScopeComputer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Signal Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Media Technology

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