How to format your references using the mUX: The Journal of Mobile User Experience citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for mUX: The Journal of Mobile User Experience. 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
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Harvey CF (2002) Groundwater flow in the Ganges Delta. Science 296:1563
A journal article with 2 authors
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Sikes JM, Newmark PA (2013) Restoration of anterior regeneration in a planarian with limited regenerative ability. Nature 500:77–80
A journal article with 3 authors
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Eagle N, Macy M, Claxton R (2010) Network diversity and economic development. Science 328:1029–1031
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Mulitza S, Heslop D, Pittauerova D, et al (2010) Increase in African dust flux at the onset of commercial agriculture in the Sahel region. Nature 466:226–228

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Walker A (2013) Solar Energy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Aspin DN, Chapman JD (2007) Values Education and Lifelong Learning: Principles, Policies, Programmes. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Ochsner M, Hug SE, Daniel H-D (2016) Humanities Scholars’ Conceptions of Research Quality. In: Ochsner M, Hug SE, Daniel H-D (eds) Research Assessment in the Humanities: Towards Criteria and Procedures. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 43–69

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 mUX: The Journal of Mobile User Experience.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Spectacular Solar Eruption Caught On Camera. In: IFLScience. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1997) Proprietary Schools: Analysis of Comments Received From an Association of Schools. 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
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Bemmel EP (2008) A cost -effectiveness analysis of two community college baccalaureate programs in Florida: An exploratory study. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic University

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
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Dynarski S (2015) So Much Student Debt, So Little Information. New York Times BU5

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 titlemUX: The Journal of Mobile User Experience
ISSN (online)2196-873X
Scope

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