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
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Deplus C. Plate tectonics. Indian Ocean actively deforms. Science (New York, NY) 2001; 292(5523): 1850–1851.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Barker S, Elderfield H. Foraminiferal calcification response to glacial-interglacial changes in atmospheric CO2. Science (New York, NY) 2002; 297(5582): 833–836.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Jackson DE, Holcombe M, Ratnieks FLW. Trail geometry gives polarity to ant foraging networks. Nature 2004; 432(7019): 907–909.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Cui H, Chen Z, Zhong S, Wooley KL, Pochan DJ. Block copolymer assembly via kinetic control. Science (New York, NY) 2007; 317(5838): 647–650.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Talbot DB. Frequency Acquisition Techniques for Phase Locked Loops. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2012.
An edited book
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Chli M, Wilde P de, editors. Convergence and Knowledge Processing in Multi-Agent Systems. London: Springer; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
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Boulding JR. The Family as a Way Into the Future (1978). In: Boulding JR, editor. Elise Boulding: Writings on Feminism, the Family and Quakerism, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016.

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
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O`Callaghan J. Scientists Shouldn’t Be Too Scared Of The Public When Discussing Climate Change. IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/scientsits-shouldnt-be-too-scared-of-the-public-when-discussing-climate-change/ [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
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Government Accountability Office. Transportation Infrastructure: Preserving the Nation’s Investment in the Interstate Highway System. 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
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Alexander RT. Can the analytical hierarchy process model be effectively applied in the prioritization of information assurance defense in-depth measures? - a quantitative study. Doctoral dissertation. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2017.

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
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Shpigel B. Return of Jets’ Decker Is Clouded by Injury. New York Times 2016: D6.

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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