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
Holmes, D.: Addiction: 4 big questions. Nature. 522, S63 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Cooper, B.G., Goller, F.: Multimodal signals: enhancement and constraint of song motor patterns by visual display. Science. 303, 544–546 (2004)
A journal article with 3 authors
Reece, S.E., Drew, D.R., Gardner, A.: Sex ratio adjustment and kin discrimination in malaria parasites. Nature. 453, 609–614 (2008)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hsu, Y.-J., Simons, M., Avouac, J.-P., Galetzka, J., Sieh, K., Chlieh, M., Natawidjaja, D., Prawirodirdjo, L., Bock, Y.: Frictional afterslip following the 2005 Nias-Simeulue earthquake, Sumatra. Science. 312, 1921–1926 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pasher, E., Ronen, T.: The Complete Guide to Knowledge Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2011)
An edited book
Rai, B.: Evidence-Based Forensic Dentistry. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Hell, R., Wirtz, M.: Metabolism of Cysteine in Plants and Phototrophic Bacteria. In: Hell, R., Dahl, C., Knaff, D., and Leustek, T. (eds.) Sulfur Metabolism in Phototrophic Organisms. pp. 59–91. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (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 Algebras and Representation Theory.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J.: This Is What The Center Of The Milky Way Looks Like,


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: Internet Management: Limited Progress on Privatization Project Makes Outcome Uncertain. 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
Butler-Roberts, J.: Fashioning distinction: construction of identity through dress and photography in nineteenth-century Paris, (2017)

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
Conklin, K.: Honest Work, Honest Pay, (2005)

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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