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
Smil, V.: Horse power. Nature. 405, 125 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Mjolsness, E., DeCoste, D.: Machine learning for science: state of the art and future prospects. Science. 293, 2051–2055 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Wagner, D.E., Wang, I.E., Reddien, P.W.: Clonogenic neoblasts are pluripotent adult stem cells that underlie planarian regeneration. Science. 332, 811–816 (2011)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hu, Y., Meng, J., Wang, Y., Li, C.: Large Mesozoic mammals fed on young dinosaurs. Nature. 433, 149–152 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gramß, T., Bornholdt, S., Groß, M., Mitchell, M., Pellizzari, T.: Non-Standard Computation. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG (2005)
An edited book
Perna, C., Sibillo, M. eds: Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Insurance and Finance. Springer, Milano (2008)
A chapter in an edited book
Saariluoma, P., Cañas, J.J., Leikas, J.: The Psychology of Fluent Use. In: Cañas, J.J. and Leikas, J. (eds.) Designing for Life: A Human Perspective on Technology Development. pp. 79–136. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London (2016)

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
Luntz, S.: Genetic Legacies Reveal Differing Migration Patterns Of Settlement And Conquest,


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: School Finance: Options for Improving Measures of Effort and Equity in Title I. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1996)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jujhavarapu, S.: Real Time Driver Drowsiness Detection, (2017)

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
Abad, S., Casey, N.: Francis Honors 2 Clerics Slain in Colombian Civil War, (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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