How to format your references using the Aequationes mathematicae citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aequationes mathematicae. 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
von Braun, J.: Strategic body needed to beat food crises. Nature. 465, 548–549 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Frusawa, H., Matsumoto, Y.: Tuning the size and configuration of nanocarbon microcapsules: aqueous method using optical tweezers. Sci. Rep. 4, 4074 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Sun, X., Mariani, F.V., Martin, G.R.: Functions of FGF signalling from the apical ectodermal ridge in limb development. Nature. 418, 501–508 (2002)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rajagopalan, H., Bardelli, A., Lengauer, C., Kinzler, K.W., Vogelstein, B., Velculescu, V.E.: Tumorigenesis: RAF/RAS oncogenes and mismatch-repair status. Nature. 418, 934 (2002)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dubil, R.: Financial Engineering and Arbitrage in the Financial Markets. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK (2011)
An edited book
Duhovnik, J.: Space Modeling with SolidWorks and NX. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Levin, G., Luchs, J.S., Ortiz, A.O.: Percutaneous Spinal Facet and Sacroiliac Joint Injection. In: Gangi, A., Guth, S., and Guermazi, A. (eds.) Imaging in Percutaneous Musculoskeletal Interventions. pp. 73–82. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (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 Aequationes mathematicae.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Teen Threatened With Graduation Ban For Yearbook Quote,


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: Telecommunications: Concerns About Competition in the Cellular Telephone Service Industry. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1992)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Penney, G.: Executive Fire Officers’ strategic thinking capabilities and their relationship with information and communication technology, (2010)

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
Greenhouse, L.: Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Lethal Injection, (2006)

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 titleAequationes mathematicae
AbbreviationAequationes Math.
ISSN (print)0001-9054
ISSN (online)1420-8903
ScopeGeneral Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

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