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
Cline, J.S.: Geology. How to concentrate copper. Science. 302, 2075–2076 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Goldsby, D.L., Tullis, T.E.: Flash heating leads to low frictional strength of crustal rocks at earthquake slip rates. Science. 334, 216–218 (2011)
A journal article with 3 authors
Harker, D.E., Woodward, C.E., Wooden, D.H.: The dust grains from 9P/Tempel 1 before and after the encounter with Deep Impact. Science. 310, 278–280 (2005)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Jen, Y.-J., Lakhtakia, A., Lin, M.-J., Wang, W.-H., Wu, H.-M., Liao, H.-S.: Metal/dielectric/metal sandwich film for broadband reflection reduction. Sci. Rep. 3, 1672 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Baguley, D., Andersson, G., McFerran, D., McKenna, L.: Tinnitus: A Multidisciplinary Approach. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK (2013)
An edited book
Jansen, M.: Second Generation Wavelets and Applications. Springer, London (2005)
A chapter in an edited book
Chauchefoin, P., Sauvent, A.: Technological Rent: The Key for Water Services Regulation. In: Schneier-Madanes, G. (ed.) Globalized Water: A Question of Governance. pp. 63–75. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2014)

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.: Delayed Or Killed, Keystone Pipeline Will Live On As Political Touchstone


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 Vouchers: Publicly Funded Programs in Cleveland and Milwaukee. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2001)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Alderson, M.: Procedural Justice and Police Encounters with Homeless Injecting Drug Users, (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
Protess, B., Goldstein, M., Corkery, M.: Wells Fargo Subpoenaed in Inquiry of Accounts, (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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