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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Mace R (2009) Anthropology. On becoming modern. Science 324:1280–1281
A journal article with 2 authors
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Anglada-Escudé G, Tuomi M (2015) Exoplanet detection. Comment on “Stellar activity masquerading as planets in the habitable zone of the M dwarf Gliese 581.” Science 347:1080
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chabanov AA, Stoytchev M, Genack AZ (2000) Statistical signatures of photon localization. Nature 404:850–853
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Knutti R, Flückiger J, Stocker TF, Timmermann A (2004) Strong hemispheric coupling of glacial climate through freshwater discharge and ocean circulation. Nature 430:851–856

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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Good PI (2005) Introduction to Statistics through Resampling Methods and R/S-Plus®. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Acar C (2009) MEMS Vibratory Gyroscopes: Structural Approaches to Improve Robustness. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
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Nakatani M, Ohno T, Katagiri Y, et al (2011) The Layout for the User-Friendly Manual: Case Study on an Internet Set-Up Manual. In: Marcus A (ed) Design, User Experience, and Usability. Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice: First International Conference, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 40–45

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) BREAKING: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes In Mojave Desert. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/breaking-virgin-galactic-s-spaceshiptwo-crashes-over-mohave-desert/. 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 (2003) National Airspace System: Reauthorizing FAA Provides Opportunities and Options to Address Challenges. 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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Andrade NA (2008) Environmental fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in agricultural soils which have received biosolids application. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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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Johnson G (2014) Seeking Stars, Finding Creationism. New York Times D3

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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