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
Schlessinger, J.: Signal transduction. Autoinhibition control. Science. 300, 750–752 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Takagi, H., Hwang, H.Y.: An emergent change of phase for electronics. Science. 327, 1601–1602 (2010)
A journal article with 3 authors
Hautier, Y., Niklaus, P.A., Hector, A.: Competition for light causes plant biodiversity loss after eutrophication. Science. 324, 636–638 (2009)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Nikolov, N., Sing, D.K., Fortney, J.J., Goyal, J.M., Drummond, B., Evans, T.M., Gibson, N.P., De Mooij, E.J.W., Rustamkulov, Z., Wakeford, H.R., Smalley, B., Burgasser, A.J., Hellier, C., Helling, C., Mayne, N.J., Madhusudhan, N., Kataria, T., Baines, J., Carter, A.L., Ballester, G.E., Barstow, J.K., McCleery, J., Spake, J.J.: An absolute sodium abundance for a cloud-free “hot Saturn” exoplanet. Nature. 557, 526–529 (2018)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lagraña, F.: E-mail and Behavioral Changes. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2016)
An edited book
Mikhailov, R.: Lower Central and Dimension Series of Groups. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)
A chapter in an edited book
Weinstein, V., Schwartz, R., Grossman, I., Zeskind, B., Nicholas, J.M.: Glatiramoids. In: Crommelin, D.J.A. and de Vlieger, J.S.B. (eds.) Non-Biological Complex Drugs: The Science and the Regulatory Landscape. pp. 107–148. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)

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
Davis, J.: Orangutan “Kiss Squeaks” Could Give Insight Into Evolution Of Human Language


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: Training America’s Labor Force: Potential, Progress, and Problems of Vocational Education. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1972)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lee, M.: Utilizing the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) in a technology-based publishing program, (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
Gustines, G.G.: The Inspiration for Betty of ‘Archie’ Comics, (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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