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]
Viseu A. Integration of social science into research is crucial. Nature 2015;525:291.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Pacala S, Socolow R. Stabilization wedges: solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies. Science 2004;305:968–72.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
McKinney JC, Tchekhovskoy A, Blandford RD. Alignment of magnetized accretion disks and relativistic jets with spinning black holes. Science 2013;339:49–52.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Yin J, Gao F, Wei C, Lu Q. Water amount dependence on morphologies and properties of ZnO nanostructures in double-solvent system. Sci Rep 2014;4:3736.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Stacey D. Aeronautical Radio Communication Systems and Networks. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Makwana VH. Transmission Line Protection Using Digital Technology. Singapore: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Basford KE. Beyond the Statistical Fringe. In: MacGillivray H, Phillips B, Martin MA, editors. Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics: OZCOTS 2008-2012, New York, NY: Springer; 2014, p. 59–70.

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]
Taub B. The Ability To Regenerate Lost Limbs May Have Only Evolved Once. 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. FAA Information Technology: Complete Cost Data Not Provided to OMB. 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
[1]
Sever RS. A Quantitative Descriptive Study Using the Theoretical Domains Framework to Investigate and Compare the Psychotropic Medication Prescribing Behavior of Primary Care Prescribers. Doctoral dissertation. Northcentral University, 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
[1]
Vecsey G. U.S. Coach Doesn’t Play the Superstar Card. New York Times 2011:B15.

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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