SoftwareX Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2022)


Last updated:
How to do citations in SoftwareX style?

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.

cite SoftwareX  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the SoftwareX 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 SoftwareX

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
SoftwareX citation:
[1]
M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., Random House, New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in SoftwareX looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in SoftwareX format?

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

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]

How to cite a website in a paper in SoftwareX style?

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in SoftwareX to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

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]

Citing websites and links in SoftwareX is much easier with the Citationsy Chrome Extension →

How to cite a YouTube video SoftwareX in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in 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

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in SoftwareX

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?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in SoftwareX

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]


You can automate citing and referencing any source in SoftwareX using Citationsy.

Cite sources using the SoftwareX Citation Machine

Citationsy is a reference management used by more than 200 000 students, academics, and researchers around the world.
It has a free trial and has iPhone and Android apps available. Sign up now →