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
Kroto, H.W.: Working at the coal face. Nature. 467, S13 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor, R.L., Mittlefehldt, D.W.: Missing martian meteorites. Science. 290, 273c–5c (2000)
A journal article with 3 authors
Shipley, B., Vile, D., Garnier, E.: From plant traits to plant communities: a statistical mechanistic approach to biodiversity. Science. 314, 812–814 (2006)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hu, D., Hou, L., Zhang, L., Xu, X.: A pre-Archaeopteryx troodontid theropod from China with long feathers on the metatarsus. Nature. 461, 640–643 (2009)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hunter, D.A.: A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2009)
An edited book
Hime, G., Abud, H. eds: Transcriptional and Translational Regulation of Stem Cells. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Dong, X., Clark, J.A., Jacob, J.L.: Threat Modelling in User Performed Authentication. In: Chen, L., Ryan, M.D., and Wang, G. (eds.) Information and Communications Security: 10th International Conference, ICICS 2008 Birmingham, UK, October 20 - 22, 2008 Proceedings. pp. 49–64. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (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.: Two Ancient Maya Cities Unearthed In Mexican Jungle,


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: Financial Management: Amtrak’s Route Profitability Schedules Need Improvement. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2002)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Olch, R.: Low cost/no cost quality of life programs in non-profit theatre, (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
Kleinfield, N.R., Fitzsimmons, E.G.: Friends and Work Colleagues Remembering Lives Lost in the Metro-North Crash, (2015)

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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