How to format your references using the Algebras and Representation Theory citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Algebras and Representation Theory. 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
Olveczky, B.P.: Neuroscience: Ordered randomness in fly love songs. Nature. 507, 177–178 (2014)
A journal article with 2 authors
Kuroda, H., Maliga, P.: The plastid clpP1 protease gene is essential for plant development. Nature. 425, 86–89 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
Bertotti, B., Iess, L., Tortora, P.: A test of general relativity using radio links with the Cassini spacecraft. Nature. 425, 374–376 (2003)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mao, K., Li, L., Zhang, W., Pei, Y., Zeng, X.C., Wu, X., Yang, J.: A theoretical study of single-atom catalysis of CO oxidation using Au embedded 2D h-BN monolayer: a CO-promoted O₂ activation. Sci. Rep. 4, 5441 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hetherington, S.: How to Know. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2011)
An edited book
Wimmers, P.F., Mentkowski, M. eds: Assessing Competence in Professional Performance across Disciplines and Professions. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Nieberler, M., Kittel, R.J., Petrenko, A.G., Lin, H.-H., Langenhan, T.: Control of Adhesion GPCR Function Through Proteolytic Processing. In: Langenhan, T. and Schöneberg, T. (eds.) Adhesion G Protein-coupled Receptors: Molecular, Physiological and Pharmacological Principles in Health and Disease. pp. 83–109. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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 Algebras and Representation Theory.

Blog post
Taub, B.: Stoned Lab Rats Become Too Lazy For Tests, Study Finds,


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: Commercial Driver’s Licensing: Federal Oversight of State Programs Could Be Improved. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2015)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Flannery, R.: Clustering of Cyclic-Nucleotide-Gated Channels in Olfactory Cilia, (2006)

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
Barker, K., Secret, M., Fausset, R.: Gunman’s Many Identities in a Life of Wrong Turns, (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 titleAlgebras and Representation Theory
AbbreviationAlgebr. Represent. Theory
ISSN (print)1386-923X
ISSN (online)1572-9079
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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