SoftwareX Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to SoftwareX 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 SoftwareX.

How do you cite a book in the SoftwareX referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in SoftwareX using placeholders:
[1]
F.N. Last Name, Title, Edition, Publisher, City, 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
[1]
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 1st ed., Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London, 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in SoftwareX looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the SoftwareX citation style?

Here’s a SoftwareX journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., Container Volume (2000) pages Used.
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 SoftwareX:
[1]
C. Petit, J. Sieffermann, 18 (2007) 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

Citing a website in SoftwareX reference style

Here’s an SoftwareX example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., (2000).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
M. Tran, (2008).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video SoftwareX

Here’s a SoftwareX citation YouTube video example:
[1]
ChannelName, YouTube (2000).
So how to cite a video SoftwareX?
[1]
Pixar, YouTube (2015).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using SoftwareX referencing style

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 SoftwareX.
[1]
F. Lastname, (2000).
Podcast referencing example in SoftwareX using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life, (2018).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using SoftwareX referencing style?

An example song citation in SoftwareX.
[1]
F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in SoftwareX:
[1]
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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