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]
Hoare MG. Astronomy. How young stars grow and become focused. Science 2015;348:44–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Shen J, Dahmann C. Extrusion of cells with inappropriate Dpp signaling from Drosophila wing disc epithelia. Science 2005;307:1789–90.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Hathaway DH, Upton L, Colegrove O. Giant convection cells found on the Sun. Science 2013;342:1217–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Caspi A, McClay J, Moffitt TE, Mill J, Martin J, Craig IW, et al. Role of genotype in the cycle of violence in maltreated children. Science 2002;297:851–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Stockinger P. Audiovisual Archives. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Dammacco F, Ribatti D, Vacca A, editors. Systemic Vasculitides: Current Status and Perspectives. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Sekitoleko N, Evbota F, Knauss E, Sandberg A, Chaudron M, Olsson HH. Technical Dependency Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Software Development. In: Cantone G, Marchesi M, editors. Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming: 15th International Conference, XP 2014, Rome, Italy, May 26-30, 2014. Proceedings, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 46–61.

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]
Andrew E. Does Publication Bias Make Antidepressants Seem More Effective At Treating Anxiety Than They Really Are? IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/does-publication-bias-make-antidepressants-seem-more-effective-treating-anxiety/ (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. Commuter Rail: Commuter Rail Issues Should Be Considered in Debate over Amtrak. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Moreau EL. Sailing on a Sea of Hope: Exploring the Impact of Federal Consolidation on Individual Identification and Organizational Identity. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 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]
Ketcham IW. Feel of Child’s Hand Found Way to Restored Confidence. New York Times 1942:REVIEW OF THE WEEK EDITORIALSE7.

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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