Empirical Software Engineering Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Empirical Software Engineering style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Empirical Software Engineering citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Empirical Software Engineering.

cite Empirical Software Engineering  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Empirical Software Engineering referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Empirical Software Engineering

Here’s an example book citation in Empirical Software Engineering using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition. Publisher, City
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Empirical Software Engineering citation:
Angelou M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn.. Random House, New York
And an in-text citation book citation in Empirical Software Engineering looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Empirical Software Engineering citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Empirical Software Engineering format?

To cite a research paper or journal article following the Empirical Software Engineering formatting guide, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Empirical Software Engineering journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume:pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Empirical Software Engineering:
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Empirical Software Engineering style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Empirical Software Engineering is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Empirical Software Engineering example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 25 May 2022
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran M (2008) Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 25 May 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Empirical Software Engineering in 2022

If you’ve previously cited a video from a website in Empirical Software Engineering, then the process for citing a video from YouTube is basically the same. Here’s how to do it

Here’s a Empirical Software Engineering citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 25 May 2022
So how to cite a video Empirical Software Engineering?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 25 May 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Empirical Software Engineering referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Empirical Software Engineering, all you need to do is the following

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Empirical Software Engineering.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in Empirical Software Engineering using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Empirical Software Engineering referencing style?

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in Empirical Software Engineering. This is all you need

An example song citation in Empirical Software Engineering.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Empirical Software Engineering:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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