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
Emlen, D.J.: Costs and the diversification of exaggerated animal structures. Science. 291, 1534–1536 (2001)
A journal article with 2 authors
Kosaka, Y., Xie, S.-P.: Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial Pacific surface cooling. Nature. 501, 403–407 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee, C.-Y., Robinson, K.J., Doe, C.Q.: Lgl, Pins and aPKC regulate neuroblast self-renewal versus differentiation. Nature. 439, 594–598 (2006)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rossi, S.W., Jenkinson, W.E., Anderson, G., Jenkinson, E.J.: Clonal analysis reveals a common progenitor for thymic cortical and medullary epithelium. Nature. 441, 988–991 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Li, H.-X., Lu, X.: System Design and Control Integration for Advanced Manufacturing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2014)
An edited book
Avadhanam, S., Jyothsna, G., Kashyap, A. eds: Next Generation DNA Led Technologies. Springer, Singapore (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Van Roey, P., Derbyshire, V.: GIY-YIG Homing Endonucleases — Beads on a String. In: Belfort, M., Wood, D.W., Stoddard, B.L., and Derbyshire, V. (eds.) Homing Endonucleases and Inteins. pp. 67–83. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2005)

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
Fang, J.: Gibbon Genome Reveals Why They’re the Swing Kings,


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: Drug Education: Rural Programs Have Many Components and Most Rely Heavily on Federal Funds. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1992)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Simon-Owens, N.L.: Southern Virginia Higher Education Center: An exploration of factors affecting organizational leadership, (2010)

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
Walsh, M.W.: Panel to Scrutinize Causes Behind Weak State Budgets, (2011)

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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