How to format your references using the Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 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]
McClung CR. Plant science. Making hunger yield. Science 2014;344:699–700.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Swinbanks D, Cyranoski D. Taiwan backs experience in quest for biotech success. Nature 2000;407:417–26.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Prieto MA, Brunetti G, Mack K-H. Particle accelerators in the hot spots of radio galaxy 3C 445, imaged with the VLT. Science 2002;298:193–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Kaiser CM, Chang H-C, Agashe VR, Lakshmipathy SK, Etchells SA, Hayer-Hartl M, et al. Real-time observation of trigger factor function on translating ribosomes. Nature 2006;444:455–60.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ciana P. New Frontiers in Technical Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
[1]
Chiti E, Mattarella BG, editors. Global Administrative Law and EU Administrative Law: Relationships, Legal Issues and Comparison. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Lowe R, Kiryazov K. Utilizing Emotions in Autonomous Robots: An Enactive Approach. In: Bosse T, Broekens J, Dias J, van der Zwaan J, editors. Emotion Modeling: Towards Pragmatic Computational Models of Affective Processes, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014, p. 76–98.

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 Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments.

Blog post
[1]
Hamilton K. Why This Spot On The Jersey Coast Was Like A Magnet For Neanderthals. IFLScience 2016.

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. Space Acquisitions: DOD Is Overcoming Long-Standing Problems, but Faces Challenges to Ensuring Its Investments Are Optimized. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Emerson JD. The Jambalaya That is My Brain. Doctoral dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 2001.

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]
St. John Kelly E. The Puck Glides at Night In Amateur Hockey League. New York Times 1994:150.

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 titleSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
AbbreviationSustain. Energy Technol. Assessments
ISSN (print)2213-1388
ScopeEnergy Engineering and Power Technology
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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