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
Kürti, L.: Organic chemistry. Streamlining amine synthesis. Science. 348, 863–864 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Rampino, M.R., Caldeira, K.: Comment on “Atmospheric PCO₂ perturbations associated with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province.” Science. 334, 594; author reply 594 (2011)
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, Y., Magan, J.J., Blau, W.J.: A general strategy for hybrid thin film fabrication and transfer onto arbitrary substrates. Sci. Rep. 4, 4822 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Garcia-Moreno, C., Heise, L., Jansen, H.A.F.M., Ellsberg, M., Watts, C.: Public health. Violence against women. Science. 310, 1282–1283 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cahill, T.H.: Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2012)
An edited book
Richardson, S.J., Cody, V. eds: Recent Advances in Transthyretin Evolution, Structure and Biological Functions. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)
A chapter in an edited book
Ding, D., Zhu, G.: A Simulated Annealing Algorithm for SVP Challenge Through y-Sparse Representations of Short Lattice Vectors. In: Yung, M., Zhu, L., and Yang, Y. (eds.) Trusted Systems: 6th International Conference, INTRUST 2014, Beijing, China, December 16-17, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. pp. 51–69. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)

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
Carpineti, A.: US Approves World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector To Begin Hunt In 2020


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: Tax Policy: Uncertain Impact of Repealing the Deferral for Reinvested Shipping Income. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1990)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jackson, M.: A Bibliometric Analysis of Green Building Literature, (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
Shpigel, B.: In One Brief Moment, Rangers Finally Win Playoff Game at Home, (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 titleAdvances in Applied Clifford Algebras
AbbreviationAdv. Appl. Clifford Algebras
ISSN (print)0188-7009
ISSN (online)1661-4909
ScopeApplied Mathematics

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