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
1.
Sharkey N (2008) Computer science. The ethical frontiers of robotics. Science 322:1800–1801
A journal article with 2 authors
1.
Chatterjee S, Callaway EM (2003) Parallel colour-opponent pathways to primary visual cortex. Nature 426:668–671
A journal article with 3 authors
1.
Woodward JJ, Iavarone AT, Portnoy DA (2010) c-di-AMP secreted by intracellular Listeria monocytogenes activates a host type I interferon response. Science 328:1703–1705
A journal article with 5 or more authors
1.
Day JJ, Upchurch P, Norman DB, et al (2002) Sauropod trackways, evolution, and behavior. Science 296:1659

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1.
Barker P, Chang J (2013) Basic Family Therapy. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK
An edited book
1.
Chaudhary DP, Kumar S, Langyan S (2014) Maize: Nutrition Dynamics and Novel Uses. Springer India, New Delhi
A chapter in an edited book
1.
St John S (2016) Can Older Citizens Lead the Way to a Universal Basic Income? In: Mays J, Marston G, Tomlinson J (eds) Basic Income in Australia and New Zealand: Perspectives from the Neoliberal Frontier. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY, pp 95–114

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
1.
Andrew E (2015) “Mother” Robot Builds Evolving Babies. 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
1.
Government Accountability Office (2010) 2010 Census: Key Enumeration Activities Are Moving Forward, but Information Technology Systems Remain a Concern. 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
1.
Cosma AC (2019) Real-Time Individual Thermal Preferences Prediction Using Visual Sensors. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
1.
Landler M, Gordon MR (2017) President Cedes Afghan Strategy To the Pentagon. New York Times A1

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

Other styles