How to format your references using the Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universität Hamburg citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universität Hamburg. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Abbott, R.J.: Evolution. Sex, sunflowers, and speciation. Science. 301, 1189–1190 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Sekido, R., Lovell-Badge, R.: Sex determination involves synergistic action of SRY and SF1 on a specific Sox9 enhancer. Nature. 453, 930–934 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
AbdAlla, S., Lother, H., Quitterer, U.: AT1-receptor heterodimers show enhanced G-protein activation and altered receptor sequestration. Nature. 407, 94–98 (2000)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lan, P., Tan, M., Zhang, Y., Niu, S., Chen, J., Shi, S., Qiu, S., Wang, X., Peng, X., Cai, G., Cheng, H., Wu, J., Li, G., Lei, M.: Structural insight into precursor tRNA processing by yeast ribonuclease P. Science. 362, (2018)

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Taber, D.F.: Organic Synthesis: State of the 2005-2007. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2008)
An edited book
Ceroni, P. ed: The Exploration of Supramolecular Systems and Nanostructures by Photochemical Techniques. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Bergman, D., Hooker, J.N.: Graph Coloring Facets from All-Different Systems. In: Beldiceanu, N., Jussien, N., and Pinson, É. (eds.) Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Contraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimzation Problems: 9th International Conference, CPAIOR 2012, Nantes, France, May 28 – June1, 2012. Proceedings. pp. 50–65. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universität Hamburg.

Blog post
Hale, T.: Hundreds Of Cats Are Quarantined Following Bird Flu Outbreak In NYC,


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office: Better Management Needed in Automating the Federal Judiciary. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1981)

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Mazyck, B.S.: Leadership behavior and teacher attrition: A qualitative phenomenological inquiry of job satisfaction, (2012)

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Baker, A.L., David Goodman, J.: New York Police to Strictly Track the Use of Force, (2015)

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAbhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universität Hamburg
AbbreviationAbh. Math. Semin. Univ. Hambg.
ISSN (print)0025-5858
ISSN (online)1865-8784
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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