How to format your references using the Advances in Computational Mathematics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Advances in Computational Mathematics. 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
Gaston, K.J.: Ecology. Valuing common species. Science. 327, 154–155 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Sugarman, J., Siegel, A.W.: Research ethics. When embryonic stem cell lines fail to meet consent standards. Science. 322, 379 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
Yamamoto-Kawai, M., Carmack, E., McLaughlin, F.: Nitrogen balance and Arctic throughflow. Nature. 443, 43 (2006)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Banavar, J.R., Damuth, J., Maritan, A., Rinaldo, A.: Physiology: Allometric cascades. Nature. 421, 713–4; discussion 714 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Duffy, D.J.: Finite Difference Methods in Financial Engineering. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK (2006)
An edited book
Jacobson, M., Locasto, M., Mohassel, P., Safavi-Naini, R. eds: Applied Cryptography and Network Security: 11th International Conference, ACNS 2013, Banff, AB, Canada, June 25-28, 2013. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Del Moral, P., Rémillard, B., Rubenthaler, S.: Monte Carlo Approximations of American Options that Preserve Monotonicity and Convexity. In: Carmona, R.A., Del Moral, P., Hu, P., and Oudjane, N. (eds.) Numerical Methods in Finance: Bordeaux, June 2010. pp. 115–143. 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 Computational Mathematics.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J.: There Will Be Four Rovers On Mars In 2021, As ESA Funds ExoMars Mission,


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: Response to Specific Questions on the Indian Point Probabilistic Safety Study. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1983)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lizarraga, D.: Effects of large inedible particles on the feeding performance of echinodem larvae, (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
Lee, L.: Not at First Sight, or Even the First Dozen, (2013)

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 Computational Mathematics
AbbreviationAdv. Comput. Math.
ISSN (print)1019-7168
ISSN (online)1572-9044
ScopeApplied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics

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