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
Mutter, J.: Disasters widen the rich-poor gap. Nature. 466, 1042 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Campbell, N., Grayson, M.: Index 2014 Global. Nature. 515, S49 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Bréon, F.-M., Tanré, D., Generoso, S.: Aerosol effect on cloud droplet size monitored from satellite. Science. 295, 834–838 (2002)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Capone, D.G., Popa, R., Flood, B., Nealson, K.H.: Geochemistry. Follow the nitrogen. Science. 312, 708–709 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Xiu, L.: Nanometer Frequency Synthesis Beyond the Phase-Locked Loop. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2012)
An edited book
Stoffel, M., Bollschweiler, M., Butler, D.R., Luckman, B.H. eds: Tree Rings and Natural Hazards: A State-of-Art. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Aboul-Hosn, K.: An Axiomatization of Arrays for Kleene Algebra with Tests. In: Schmidt, R.A. (ed.) Relations and Kleene Algebra in Computer Science: 9th International Conference on Relational Methods in Computer Science and 4th International Workshop on Applications of Kleene Algebra, RelMiCS/AKA 2006, Manchester, UK, August 29–September 2, 2006. Proceedings. pp. 63–77. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2006)

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
O`Callaghan, J.: It’s One Year Until A Total Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across America,


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: Information Technology: DOD’s Federal Logistics Data on Compact Disc Program. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1990)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Alsaadi, A.: Smart smoke and fire detection with wireless and global system for mobile technology, (2016)

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
Clarey, C.: Williams Avoids Opening-Round Stumble, Overcoming a Tough Young Foe, (2017)

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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