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
Kärre, K.: Immunology. A perfect mismatch. Science. 295, 2029–2031 (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
Ma, F., Wills, B.J.: Discovery of hidden blazars. Science. 292, 2050–2053 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Kersten, S., Desvergne, B., Wahli, W.: Roles of PPARs in health and disease. Nature. 405, 421–424 (2000)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rappuoli, R., Del Giudice, G., Nabel, G.J., Osterhaus, A.D.M.E., Robinson, R., Salisbury, D., Stöhr, K., Treanor, J.J.: Public health. Rethinking influenza. Science. 326, 50 (2009)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lieberman, J.A., Tasman, A.: Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2006)
An edited book
Quirk, T.J.: Excel 2010 for Human Resource Management Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Muramatsu, A., Kanie, K.: Mechanistic Study on Formation of Iron Hydroxides and Oxides with FT-IR and UV Photospectroscopy. In: Waseda, Y. and Suzuki, S. (eds.) Characterization of Corrosion Products on Steel Surfaces. pp. 51–76. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2006)

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
Luntz, S.: Scientists Achieve Quantum Teleportation,


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: Transportation and Telecommunications Issue Area: Active Assignments. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1997)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hayes, M.G.: A qualitative case study of cultural competency among Advanced Placement teachers in Florida, (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
Saslow, L.: Nassau and Union in Deal to Avoid Layoffs, (2009)

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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