Elsevier's PRL guide for authors does not include any conventions to cite algorithms. However, my manuscript includes an algorithm coded using
algpseudocode enclosed in an
algorithm environment which numbers each algorithm in the caption.
There are some papers in IEEE that tend to display algorithms as figures. So I was thinking of replacing the
algorithm environment with
figure and cite it as a figure altogether but I'm not sure how this is applicable in Elsevier.
There is one Elsevier article which includes an algorithm which is simply typed as an enumerated list inline with the main text (not as a pseudocode).
Hence, how to display and cite algorithms in Elsevier? Is it alright to keep them float at the top, encapsulated as a figure, or just printed inline with the main content?