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
Jacob, N.P.: IBI* series winner. Investigating Arabia Mountain: a molecular approach. Science. 335, 1588–1589 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Rosegrant, M.W., Cline, S.A.: Global food security: challenges and policies. Science. 302, 1917–1919 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
Hurrell, J.W., Kushnir, Y., Visbeck, M.: Climate. The North Atlantic oscillation. Science. 291, 603–605 (2001)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Kitano, M., Nakaya, M., Nakamura, T., Nagata, S., Matsuda, M.: Imaging of Rab5 activity identifies essential regulators for phagosome maturation. Nature. 453, 241–245 (2008)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Butler, K.C.: Multinational Finance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ (2016)
An edited book
Krishnaraj, V.: Drilling of Polymer-Matrix Composites. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Suarez, A.: Free Will and Nonlocality at Detection as Basic Principles of Quantum Physics. In: Suarez, A. and Adams, P. (eds.) Is Science Compatible with Free Will?: Exploring Free Will and Consciousness in the Light of Quantum Physics and Neuroscience. pp. 63–79. Springer, New York, NY (2013)

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
Hamilton, K.: How To Watch The Lyrid Meteor Shower On Wednesday Night,


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: Forest Service: Status of Geographic Information System Acquisition. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1989)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Mathes, M.D.: Exploring Factors That Enabled Financial Advisors and Their Firms to Improve Professional Performance After 2008, (2014)

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
McAULEY, J.: Breaking the Mold, (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 Computational Mathematics
AbbreviationAdv. Comput. Math.
ISSN (print)1019-7168
ISSN (online)1572-9044
ScopeApplied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics

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