How to format your references using the The Journal of Supercomputing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Journal of Supercomputing. 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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Schmollinger J (2002) Gaining a lot from translation. Nature 418:5
A journal article with 2 authors
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Correia ACM, Laskar J (2004) Mercury’s capture into the 3/2 spin-orbit resonance as a result of its chaotic dynamics. Nature 429:848–850
A journal article with 3 authors
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Izawa Y, Pun D, Stahl SS (2011) Palladium-catalyzed aerobic dehydrogenation of substituted cyclohexanones to phenols. Science 333:209–213
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Jang J-H, Lee E, Park J, et al (2013) Rational syntheses of core-shell Fex@Pt nanoparticles for the study of electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction. Sci Rep 3:2872

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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Primak SL, Kontorovich V (2011) Wireless Multi-Antenna Channels. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Levy TE, Schneider T, Propp WHC (2015) Israel’s Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective: Text, Archaeology, Culture, and Geoscience. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Cuadrado JS, Guerra E, de Lara J (2015) Reusable Model Transformation Components with bentō. In: Kolovos D, Wimmer M (eds) Theory and Practice of Model Transformations: 8th International Conference, ICMT 2015, Held as Part of STAF 2015, L’Aquila, Italy, July 20-21, 2015. Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 59–65

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 The Journal of Supercomputing.

Blog post
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O`Callaghan J (2017) NASA Debuts New Planet Imager To Look At Worlds Around Other Stars. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2007) Digital Television Transition: Preliminary Information on Initial Consumer Education Efforts. 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
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Anderson E (2017) Predicting Home Purchase Location in DC: An Intersectional Approach. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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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Baker L (2006) Flourishing in Puget Sound With a Counterculture Past. New York Times F11

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 titleThe Journal of Supercomputing
AbbreviationJ. Supercomput.
ISSN (print)0920-8542
ISSN (online)1573-0484
ScopeHardware and Architecture
Information Systems
Software
Theoretical Computer Science

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