How to format your references using the Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes. 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
Moore A (2008) Science teaching must evolve. Nature 453:31–32
A journal article with 2 authors
Dye C, Williams BG (2010) The population dynamics and control of tuberculosis. Science 328:856–861
A journal article with 3 authors
MacAlister CA, Ohashi-Ito K, Bergmann DC (2007) Transcription factor control of asymmetric cell divisions that establish the stomatal lineage. Nature 445:537–540
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Conrad KL, Tseng KY, Uejima JL, et al (2008) Formation of accumbens GluR2-lacking AMPA receptors mediates incubation of cocaine craving. Nature 454:118–121

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hewitt A (2016) Construction Claims & Responses. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Alpay D, Cipriani F, Colombo F, et al (eds) (2016) Noncommutative Analysis, Operator Theory and Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Ramnath S, Dathan B (2011) Language Features for Object-Oriented Implementation. In: Ramnath S, Dathan B (eds) Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. Springer, London, pp 80–110

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 Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes.

Blog post
Carpineti A (2015) A Solar Storm Reportedly Made Airplanes Disappear From Radars. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/airplanes-disappear-swedish-radars-due-solar-storm/. 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
Government Accountability Office (1971) Opportunities To Improve the Redistribution of the Federal Government’s Excess Automatic Data Processing Equipment. 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
Roberts S (2019) The Other Side of Adversity: Surviving a Destructive Leader Experience. 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
Brantley B (2017) John Leguizamo in Nutty Professor Mode. New York Times C5

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Moore 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Moore 2008; Dye and Williams 2010).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Dye and Williams 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Conrad et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleStatistical Inference for Stochastic Processes
AbbreviationStat. Inference Stoch. Process.
ISSN (print)1387-0874
ISSN (online)1572-9311
ScopeStatistics and Probability

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