How to format your references using the Socio-Economic Planning Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. 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]
Hartwig JF. Carbon-heteroatom bond formation catalysed by organometallic complexes. Nature 2008;455:314–22.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Yan N, Chen X. Sustainability: Don’t waste seafood waste. Nature 2015;524:155–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Selje N, Simon M, Brinkhoff T. A newly discovered Roseobacter cluster in temperate and polar oceans. Nature 2004;427:445–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Chen W, Kirkbride KC, How T, Nelson CD, Mo J, Frederick JP, et al. Beta-arrestin 2 mediates endocytosis of type III TGF-beta receptor and down-regulation of its signaling. Science 2003;301:1394–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Johnston D. A Brief History of Justice. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Babin A. Neoclassical Theory of Electromagnetic Interactions: A Single Theory for Macroscopic and Microscopic Scales. London: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Bartholin L, Vincent DF, Valcourt U. TGF-β as Tumor Suppressor: In Vitro Mechanistic Aspects of Growth Inhibition. In: Moustakas A, Miyazawa K, editors. TGF-β in Human Disease, Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2013, p. 113–38.

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 Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

Blog post
[1]
Hale T. Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder? IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/what-seasonal-affective-disorder-0/ (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. Voters With Disabilities: Access to Polling Places and Alternative Voting Methods. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Chaisson C. An Investigation of Lower Wilcox Group Coals in Portions of Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, Lasalle, and Rapides Parishes, Louisiana. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2014.

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]
Vecsey G. A Friend’s Mistake, An Understudy’s Chance. New York Times 2010:SP5.

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 titleSocio-Economic Planning Sciences
AbbreviationSocioecon. Plann. Sci.
ISSN (print)0038-0121
ScopeStrategy and Management
Management Science and Operations Research
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Economics and Econometrics
Geography, Planning and Development

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