How to format your references using the Structural Control and Health Monitoring citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 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
Funk CD. Prostaglandins and leukotrienes: advances in eicosanoid biology. Science (New York, NY) 2001; 294(5548): 1871–1875.
A journal article with 2 authors
Desai MM, Walczak AM. Microbiology. Flexible gene pools. Science (New York, NY) 2015; 348(6238): 977–978.
A journal article with 3 authors
Halazonetis TD, Gorgoulis VG, Bartek J. An oncogene-induced DNA damage model for cancer development. Science (New York, NY) 2008; 319(5868): 1352–1355.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Fujisawa T, Hayashi T, Tomita R, Hirayama Y. Bidirectional counting of single electrons. Science (New York, NY) 2006; 312(5780): 1634–1636.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zarowski CJ. An Introduction to Numerical Analysis for Electrical and Computer Engineers. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
Manji HK, Zarate CA Jr, editors. Behavioral Neurobiology of Bipolar Disorder and its Treatment. vol. 5. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Rivero AEC. Multiplicative Structure of the Resolvent Matrix for the Truncated Hausdorff Matrix Moment Problem. In: Alpay D, Kirstein B, editors. Interpolation, Schur Functions and Moment Problems II, Basel: Springer; 2012.

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 Structural Control and Health Monitoring.

Blog post
Andrew E. New Horizons Sends Back New, Bigger Photos Of Pluto. IFLScience 2015. [accessed October 30, 2018].


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. Useful Techniques for Examining Automated Data Processing Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1969.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Greene AE. An Inquiry into Workplace Incivility: Perceptions of Working Graduate Students. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, 2012.

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
Walsh MW, Zezima K. Small City, Big Debt Problems. New York Times 2011: B1.

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 titleStructural Control and Health Monitoring
AbbreviationStruct. Contr. Health Monit.
ISSN (online)1545-2263
ScopeCivil and Structural Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
Building and Construction

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