How to format your references using the Service Oriented Computing and Applications citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA). 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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Segal M (2012) Material history: Learning from silicon. Nature 483:S43-4
A journal article with 2 authors
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Yosef I, Qimron U (2015) Microbiology: How bacteria get spacers from invaders. Nature 519:166–167
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ma J, Bai L, Wang MD (2013) Transcription under torsion. Science 340:1580–1583
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Mangeat B, Turelli P, Caron G, et al (2003) Broad antiretroviral defence by human APOBEC3G through lethal editing of nascent reverse transcripts. Nature 424:99–103

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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Todinov MT (2005) Reliability and Risk Models. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Reulke R, Eckardt U, Flach B, et al (2006) Combinatorial Image Analysis: 11th International Workshop, IWCIA 2006, Berlin, Germany, June 19-21, 2006. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Lennquist S (2014) Response to Major Incidents and Disasters: An Important Part of Trauma Management. In: Oestern H-J, Trentz O, Uranues S (eds) General Trauma Care and Related Aspects: Trauma Surgery II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 31–68

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 Service Oriented Computing and Applications.

Blog post
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Andrews R (2017) Beijing Creates Anti-Smog Police To Tackle Air Polluters. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/beijing-creates-antismog-police-tackle-air-polluters/. 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 (1988) Airline Scheduling: Airline Practices in Establishing and Maintaining Connecting Times. 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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Bradnan DM (2015) Cherelle Wilt in Theobroma cacao. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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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Crow K (2001) 3-Card Monte Is Vanishing, Just Like Your $50 Bill Did. New York Times 146

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 titleService Oriented Computing and Applications
AbbreviationServ. Oriented Comput. Appl.
ISSN (print)1863-2386
ISSN (online)1863-2394
ScopeManagement Information Systems
Hardware and Architecture
Information Systems
Software

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