How to format your references using the Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras. 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
Scott, A.R.: Stem cells: creating a cure-all. Nature. 515, S14-5 (2014)
A journal article with 2 authors
Tagle, R., Claeys, P.: Comet or asteroid shower in the late Eocene? Science. 305, 492 (2004)
A journal article with 3 authors
Nabel, G.J., Wolinsky, S.M., Haynes, B.F.: Retrospective. Norman L. Letvin (1949-2012). Science. 336, 1653 (2012)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ge, X.-L., Zhang, Y., Wu, Y., Lv, J., Zhang, W., Jin, Z.-B., Qu, J., Gu, F.: Identification of a novel GJA8 (Cx50) point mutation causes human dominant congenital cataracts. Sci. Rep. 4, 4121 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Krichen, S., Chaouachi, J.: Graph-Related Optimization and Decision Support Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2014)
An edited book
Penta, M.: Analisi di Rasch e questionari di misura: Applicazioni in medicina e scienze sociali. Springer, Milano (2008)
A chapter in an edited book
El-Kafrawy, P.M.: Solving Classification and Curve Fitting Problems Using Grammatical Evolution. In: Das, V.V., Ariwa, E., and Rahayu, S.B. (eds.) Signal Processing and Information Technology: First International Joint Conference, SPIT 2011 and IPC 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 1-2, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. pp. 29–33. 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 Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Top five myths about genetic modification,


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: Direct Student Loans: Overpayments During the Department of Education’s Conversion to a New Payment System. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1999)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Zinda, E.S.: American Cerberus: Pit Bulls and Psyche in the United States, (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
Ford Fessenden; Kate, Reporting, L.S.C.: Long Island Aid Comes at Westchester’s Expense, (2007)

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 titleAdvances in Applied Clifford Algebras
AbbreviationAdv. Appl. Clifford Algebras
ISSN (print)0188-7009
ISSN (online)1661-4909
ScopeApplied Mathematics

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