How to format your references using the Acta Applicandae Mathematicae citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acta Applicandae Mathematicae. 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
Rosenzweig, A.: Medicine. Cardiac regeneration. Science. 338, 1549–1550 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Stolow, A., Jonas, D.M.: Chemistry. Multidimensional snapshots of chemical dynamics. Science. 305, 1575–1577 (2004)
A journal article with 3 authors
Miyagoshi, T., Kageyama, A., Sato, T.: Zonal flow formation in the Earth’s core. Nature. 463, 793–796 (2010)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Janata, P., Birk, J.L., Van Horn, J.D., Leman, M., Tillmann, B., Bharucha, J.J.: The cortical topography of tonal structures underlying Western music. Science. 298, 2167–2170 (2002)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yao, Y., Liu, S.: Ultrasonic Technology for Desiccant Regeneration. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore (2014)
An edited book
Diamantopoulos, A., Fritz, W., Hildebrandt, L. eds: Quantitative Marketing and Marketing Management: Marketing Models and Methods in Theory and Practice. Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Rowe, S., Kisiel, J.: Family Engagement at Aquarium Touch Tanks—Exploring Interactions and the Potential for Learning. In: Davidsson, E. and Jakobsson, A. (eds.) Understanding Interactions at Science Centers and Museums: Approaching Sociocultural Perspectives. pp. 63–77. SensePublishers, Rotterdam (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 Acta Applicandae Mathematicae.

Blog post


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: Space Operations: NASA’s Communications Support for Earth Orbiting Spacecraft. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1989)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Holmes, K.: Ethical practice online: An exploration of provider liability risk among practitioners in the emerging field of online therapy, (2008)

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
Risen, J.: What Cold War Intrigue Can Tell Us About the Trump-Russia Inquiry, (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 titleActa Applicandae Mathematicae
AbbreviationActa Appl. Math.
ISSN (print)0167-8019
ISSN (online)1572-9036
ScopeApplied Mathematics

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