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]
Seiradakis JH. Pulsar astronomy. Older than they look. Nature 2000;406:139–40.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Steinman RM, Mellman I. Immunotherapy: bewitched, bothered, and bewildered no more. Science 2004;305:197–200.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Briggman KL, Abarbanel HDI, Kristan WB Jr. Optical imaging of neuronal populations during decision-making. Science 2005;307:896–901.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Hsu KF, Loo S, Guo F, Chen W, Dyck JS, Uher C, et al. Cubic AgPb(m)SbTe(2+m): bulk thermoelectric materials with high figure of merit. Science 2004;303:818–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Upreti SR. Process Modeling and Simulation for Chemical Engineers. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Traverso G. Homomorphic Signature Schemes: A Survey. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Anderson E, McCormack M. Bisexuality as a Unique Social Problem. In: McCormack M, editor. The Changing Dynamics of Bisexual Men’s Lives: Social Research Perspectives, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 49–67.

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]
Hamilton K. This Site Helps You Delete Your Accounts And Disappear From The Internet. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/this-site-helps-you-delete-your-accounts-and-disappear-from-the-internet/ (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. Arts Funding: Public Funding Profiles of the NEA States and Cities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Pezzolesi MG. Novel Mechanisms of PTEN Dysfunction in PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndromes. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State 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]
Shear MD. Obama Says the Debate On Health Care Isn’t Over. New York Times 2017:A16.

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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