There is no standard style for references and citations in the
operations research literature. For this course, use this "typical"
style described below.
List of references
- References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of
- The list of references should be under a section heading called
- Do not include references that you do not cite in your report, even
if you have read them.
- Describe each reference using one of the following formats,
depending on the type of reference. Mouse over the different parts of
the entries for details.
- Journal articles
Y. Linde, A. Buzo and R.M. Gray.
An algorithm for vector quantizer design.
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
- Papers in a bound collection, such as conference proceedings
M. Fanty, P. Schmid, and R. Cole.
City name recognition over the telephone.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing,
- Technical reports
J. B. Smith.
High resolution schemes.
Technical report 92-00,
Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering,
- Books, and pamphlets
H. Abut, editor.
- Cite references by using the authors' last names and year of
publication. For example:
Linde et al. (1980) proved rate of convergence results for this type of algorithm.
This type of integer programming formulation has been studied before (Abut 1990).
- Although not usually necessary, you can refer to a specific page
or result, if you wish. For example:
A similar theorem has been proved previously (Fanty et al. 1993, Theorem 5.2).
It has been conjectured that this type of mathematical programming formulation
can be solved efficiently (Smith 2002, p. 23).