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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Canup RM (2005) A giant impact origin of Pluto-Charon. Science 307:546–550
A journal article with 2 authors
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Parmesan C, Yohe G (2003) A globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts across natural systems. Nature 421:37–42
A journal article with 3 authors
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López CA, de Vries AH, Marrink SJ (2013) Computational microscopy of cyclodextrin mediated cholesterol extraction from lipid model membranes. Sci Rep 3:2071
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Perlo J, Demas V, Casanova F, et al (2005) High-resolution NMR spectroscopy with a portable single-sided sensor. Science 308:1279

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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German Geotechnical Society (2013) Taschenbuch für den Tunnelbau 2014. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, D-69451 Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Schlegel C (2006) Coordinated Multiuser Communications. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Osman T, Thakker D, Schaefer G (2010) Semantics-Based Intelligent Indexing and Retrieval of Digital Images – A Case Study. In: Chbeir R, Badr Y, Abraham A, Hassanien A-E (eds) Emergent Web Intelligence: Advanced Information Retrieval. Springer, London, pp 117–134

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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Hale T (2016) SpaceX Pay Homage To The Falcon 9 Rocket In Beautiful Slow-Motion Video. 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 (2007) Motor Carrier Safety: A Statistical Approach Will Better Identify Commercial Carriers That Pose High Crash Risks Than Does the Current Federal Approach. 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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Xiao S (2012) Effects of adsorbates on the electronic properties of graphene. 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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Greenhouse L (2008) Justices to See Philip Morris Case a Third Time. New York Times C2

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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