How to format your references using the Journal of Visualization citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Visualization. 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
Doumbo OK (2005) Global voices of science. It takes a village: medical research and ethics in Mali. Science 307:679–681
A journal article with 2 authors
Panning M, Romanowicz B (2004) Inferences on flow at the base of Earth’s mantle based on seismic anisotropy. Science 303:351–353
A journal article with 3 authors
Grigoryan G, Reinke AW, Keating AE (2009) Design of protein-interaction specificity gives selective bZIP-binding peptides. Nature 458:859–864
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Brackhage C, Huang J-H, Schaller J, et al (2014) Readily available phosphorous and nitrogen counteract for arsenic uptake and distribution in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Sci Rep 4:4944

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Graham L (2015) Internal Control Audit and Compliance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Robila M (ed) (2014) Handbook of Family Policies Across the Globe. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Panozzo D (2016) Fabrication-Aware Geometry ProcessingGeometry processing. In: Dobashi Y, Ochiai H (eds) Mathematical Progress in Expressive Image Synthesis III: Selected and Extended Results from the Symposium MEIS2015. Springer, Singapore, pp 35–39

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 Visualization.

Blog post
Luntz S (2016) Does Education Give You Brain Cancer? In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/does-education-give-you-brain-cancer/. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2007) Teacher Quality: Approaches, Implementation, and Evaluation of Key Federal Efforts. 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
Bozorgchami B (2017) Time and Bandwidth Efficiency in Transmission of Telemedicine and In-Hospital Patient Data. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Kanter J, Kitsantonis N (2017) Eurozone Agrees to Greece Debt Talks in Exchange for Bailout Payments. New York Times B4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Doumbo 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Panning and Romanowicz 2004; Doumbo 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Panning and Romanowicz 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Brackhage et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Visualization
AbbreviationJ. Vis. (Tokyo)
ISSN (print)1343-8875
ISSN (online)1875-8975
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering
Condensed Matter Physics

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