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
Ferrari, R.: Ocean science. A frontal challenge for climate models. Science. 332, 316–317 (2011)
A journal article with 2 authors
Finney, L.A., O’Halloran, T.V.: Transition metal speciation in the cell: insights from the chemistry of metal ion receptors. Science. 300, 931–936 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
Villegas, P., Moretti, P., Muñoz, M.A.: Frustrated hierarchical synchronization and emergent complexity in the human connectome network. Sci. Rep. 4, 5990 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Santana-Casiano, J.M., González-Dávila, M., Fraile-Nuez, E., de Armas, D., González, A.G., Domínguez-Yanes, J.F., Escánez, J.: The natural ocean acidification and fertilization event caused by the submarine eruption of El Hierro. Sci. Rep. 3, 1140 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Shafer, G., Vovk, V.: Probability and Finance: It’s Only a Game! John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2005)
An edited book
Benirschke, K.: Pathology of the Human Placenta. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Matteucci, G., Cammarano, M., Dezi, S., Mancini, M., Mugnozza, G.S., Magnani, F.: Climate Change Impacts on Forests and Forest Products in the Mediterranean Area. In: Navarra, A. and Tubiana, L. (eds.) Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean: Volume 2: Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services and People. pp. 71–100. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2013)

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.: Citizen Scientists Find Five New Supernovae,


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: Uses of Minicomputers in the Federal Government: Trends, Benefits, and Problems. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1976)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Stefania, S.: From Italian American Icon to Working Class Hero: Perspectives on Pietro di Donato’s “Christ in Concrete,” (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
Leland, J.: Living the Bike Life, (2017)

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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