How to format your references using the Pervasive and Mobile Computing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Pervasive and Mobile Computing. 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]
M. Sincell, ROBOTICS: Rescue Droids Stumble in an Urban Jungle, Science. 289 (2000) 846a.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
H.Y. Kueh, T.J. Mitchison, Structural plasticity in actin and tubulin polymer dynamics, Science. 325 (2009) 960–963.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
I. Gur, K. Sawyer, R. Prasher, Engineering. Searching for a better thermal battery, Science. 335 (2012) 1454–1455.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
A. Dey, F.E. Jenney Jr, M.W.W. Adams, E. Babini, Y. Takahashi, K. Fukuyama, K.O. Hodgson, B. Hedman, E.I. Solomon, Solvent tuning of electrochemical potentials in the active sites of HiPIP versus ferredoxin, Science. 318 (2007) 1464–1468.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
K. Sab, A. Lebée, Homogenization of Heterogeneous Thin and Thick Plates, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2015.
An edited book
[1]
W. Li, Echocardiography in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Springer, London, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
A. Babin, A. Figotin, The Maxwell Equations, in: A. Figotin (Ed.), Neoclassical Theory of Electromagnetic Interactions: A Single Theory for Macroscopic and Microscopic Scales, Springer, London, 2016: pp. 89–100.

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 Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

Blog post
[1]
D. Andrew, Stem Cells Show Promise – But They Also Have A Darker Side, IFLScience. (2017). https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/stem-cells-show-promise-but-they-also-have-a-darker-side/ (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, National Airspace System: Summary of Flight Delay Trends for 34 Airports in the Continental United States (GAO-10-543SP, May 26, 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-542, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
T.-C.T. Ko, The ALISA delta(CRC) classifier for natural surfaces: Viewpoint-invariant and illumination-invariant classification of natural surfaces using general-purpose color and texture features with the ALISA delta(CRC) classifier, Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2008.

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]
J. Poniewozik, An Old Log Learns Some New Tricks, New York Times. (2017) C1.

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 titlePervasive and Mobile Computing
AbbreviationPervasive Mob. Comput.
ISSN (print)1574-1192
ScopeComputer Science (miscellaneous)
Applied Mathematics

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