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
Brook, R.J.: W. David Kingery (1926-2000). Nature. 406, 582 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Pryke, S.R., Griffith, S.C.: Genetic incompatibility drives sex allocation and maternal investment in a polymorphic finch. Science. 323, 1605–1607 (2009)
A journal article with 3 authors
Frey, S., Richter, R.P., Görlich, D.: FG-rich repeats of nuclear pore proteins form a three-dimensional meshwork with hydrogel-like properties. Science. 314, 815–817 (2006)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Jayawardhana, S., Rosa, L., Juodkazis, S., Stoddart, P.R.: Additional enhancement of electric field in surface-enhanced Raman Scattering due to Fresnel mechanism. Sci. Rep. 3, 2335 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Shreves, R.: Joomla!® Bible. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA (2009)
An edited book
Dobashi, Y., Ochiai, H. eds: Mathematical Progress in Expressive Image Synthesis III: Selected and Extended Results from the Symposium MEIS2015. Springer, Singapore (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Babin, A., Figotin, A.: Dipole Approximation for Localized Distributed Charges. In: Figotin, A. (ed.) Neoclassical Theory of Electromagnetic Interactions: A Single Theory for Macroscopic and Microscopic Scales. pp. 101–105. Springer, 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 Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras.

Blog post
Fang, J.: Cooling Newborns Lowers Their Risk for Brain Damage,


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: FAA Staffing: Challenges in Managing Shortages in the Maintenance Work Force. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1987)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Peterson, D.G.: An application of geotechnical techniques to quantitative regional slope stability analysis San Clemente, California, (2012)

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
Hodgman, J.: Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman, (2016)

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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