How to format your references using the Analysis and Mathematical Physics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Analysis and Mathematical Physics. 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
Werner, M.J.: Perspective: protect the USA from UVA. Nature. 515, S126 (2014)
A journal article with 2 authors
Fortágh, J., Zimmermann, C.: PHYSICS: Toward Atom Chips. Science. 307, 860–861 (2005)
A journal article with 3 authors
Martin, A.C., Kaschube, M., Wieschaus, E.F.: Pulsed contractions of an actin-myosin network drive apical constriction. Nature. 457, 495–499 (2009)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lim, J., Kim, J., Kang, J., Jo, D.: Partial somatic to stem cell transformations induced by cell-permeable reprogramming factors. Sci. Rep. 4, 4361 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jevon, P.: Paediatric Advanced Life Support. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK (2012)
An edited book
Gulbins, E., Petrache, I. eds: Sphingolipids: Basic Science and Drug Development. Springer, Vienna (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Rosenhan, C.: ‘That Learning Were Such a Filthy Thing’: Education, Literacy and Social Control in Huxley’s Brave New World. In: Greenberg, J. and Waddell, N. (eds.) “Brave New World”: Contexts and Legacies. pp. 51–68. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London (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 Analysis and Mathematical Physics.

Blog post
Andrew, D.: 8 Genetic Mutations That Can Give You “Superpowers,”


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: HUD Information Technology: More Work Remains to Implement Necessary Management Controls. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2012)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Solorzano, E.: A mindfulness-based psycho-educational group for caregivers of older adults: A grant proposal, (2014)

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
Dwyer, J.: Republicans’ Path Recalls a Democratic Disaster at the Garden, in 1924, (2016)

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 titleAnalysis and Mathematical Physics
AbbreviationAnal. Math. Phys.
ISSN (print)1664-2368
ISSN (online)1664-235X
ScopeAlgebra and Number Theory
Mathematical Physics

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