How to format your references using the Telematics and Informatics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Telematics and Informatics. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Weeds, A., 2013. Hugh Huxley (1924-2013). Nature 500, 530.
A journal article with 2 authors
Burt, D., Pourquie, O., 2003. Genetics. Chicken genome--science nuggets to come soon. Science 300, 1669.
A journal article with 3 authors
Minamimoto, T., Hori, Y., Kimura, M., 2005. Complementary process to response bias in the centromedian nucleus of the thalamus. Science 308, 1798–1801.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Basden, A.M., Young, G.C., Coates, M.I., Ritchie, A., 2000. The most primitive osteichthyan braincase? Nature 403, 185–188.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Meyr, H., Moeneclaey, M., Fechtel, S.A., 2001. Digital Communication Receivers: Synchronization, Channel Estimation, and Signal Processing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA.
An edited book
Smajgl, A., Ward, J. (Eds.), 2013. The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Mekong Region: Assessing Development Strategies Considering Cross-Sectoral and Transboundary Impacts. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Abrahams, C., 2008. Climate change and lakeshore conservation: a model and review of management techniques, in: Wantzen, K.M., Rothhaupt, K.-O., Mörtl, M., Cantonati, M., -Tóth, L.G., Fischer, P. (Eds.), Ecological Effects of Water-Level Fluctuations in Lakes. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 33–43.

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 Telematics and Informatics.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J., 2016. Asteroid Mining Just Moved A Step Closer To Being A Reality [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1994. [Comments on EPA Authority to Exempt Clean-Fuel Vehicles from Transportation Control Measures] (No. B-255548). 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
Estrin, J.L., 2014. Sitting in the Fire: An Exploration of Soul-Making in Prison (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

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
Michael Kelly With, 1992. THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Vietnam War; Campaign Focus on Vietnam Reviving Debates of the 60’s. New York Times A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weeds, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Burt and Pourquie, 2003; Weeds, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Burt and Pourquie, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Basden et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleTelematics and Informatics
ISSN (print)0736-5853
ScopeComputer Networks and Communications
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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