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
Grayson, M.: Parkinson’s disease. Nature. 466, S1 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Raviv, U., Klein, J.: Fluidity of bound hydration layers. Science. 297, 1540–1543 (2002)
A journal article with 3 authors
Iacopino, V., Allen, S.A., Keller, A.S.: Ethics. Bad science used to support torture and human experimentation. Science. 331, 34–35 (2011)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dong, W., Zhang, K., Zhang, Y., Wei, T., Sun, Y., Chen, X., Dai, N.: Application of three-dimensionally area-selective atomic layer deposition for selectively coating the vertical surfaces of standing nanopillars. Sci. Rep. 4, 4458 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Anderson, J., Gaare, M., Holguín, J., Bailey, N., Pratley, T.: Professional Clojure. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Indianapolis, IN, USA (2016)
An edited book
Wilson, T., Bray, G.A., Temple, N.J., Struble, M.B. eds: Nutrition Guide for Physicians. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Kosec, M., Malič, B., Benčan, A., Rojac, T.: KNN-Based Piezoelectric Ceramics. In: Safari, A. and Akdoğan, E.K. (eds.) Piezoelectric and Acoustic Materials for Transducer Applications. pp. 81–102. Springer US, Boston, MA (2008)

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.: ESO’s MUSE Gets Incredible 3D Look at Deep Universe,


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: Increased Federal Telecommunications System Use by Strengthened Control Over Commercial Toll Calls Could Reduce Costs. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1981)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
McCullough, J.: Functional outcomes and patient satisfaction. A retrospective study to determine if these factors are correlated in a clinical setting. A project report, (2009)

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.: After 30 Years, Supreme Court History Project Turns a Final Page, (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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