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
Lloyd, C.: Plant science. Microtubules make tracks for cellulose. Science. 312, 1482–1483 (2006)
A journal article with 2 authors
Varmus, H., Harlow, E.: Science funding: Provocative questions in cancer research. Nature. 481, 436–437 (2012)
A journal article with 3 authors
Joachim, C., Gimzewski, J.K., Aviram, A.: Electronics using hybrid-molecular and mono-molecular devices. Nature. 408, 541–548 (2000)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Whelan, E.T., Ray, T.P., Bacciotti, F., Natta, A., Testi, L., Randich, S.: A resolved outflow of matter from a brown dwarf. Nature. 435, 652–654 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fischer, D.J., Treister, N.S., Pinto, A.: Risk Assessment and Oral Diagnostics in Clinical Dentistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK (2013)
An edited book
Boettcher, L.: Development and Learning of Young Children with Disabilities: A Vygotskian Perspective. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Lee, H.W., Park, N.I., Lee, S.W., Baek, J.W.: Modeling of Production System with Nonrenewal Batch Input, Early Setup, and Extra Jobs. In: Yue, W., Takahashi, Y., and Takagi, H. (eds.) Advances in Queueing Theory and Network Applications. pp. 77–102. Springer, New York, NY (2009)

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
Andrew, E.: Nobel Prize Awarded To Scientists Who Identified The Brain’s “GPS System,”


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: Space Acquisitions: DOD Needs Additional Knowledge as it Embarks on a New Approach for Transformational Satellite Communications System. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2006)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Giles, D.M.: A study of remotely sensed aerosol properties from ground-based sun and sky scanning radiometers, (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
Ruiz, R.R., Ivory, D., Stout, H.: 13 Deaths, Untold Heartache, From G.M. Defect, (2014)

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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