How to format your references using the Annales mathématiques du Québec citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annales mathématiques du Québec. 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
Carpenter, S.: Science careers. Carving a career in translational research. Science. 317, 966–967 (2007)
A journal article with 2 authors
Ide, M., Hidaka, S.: Tactile stimulation can suppress visual perception. Sci. Rep. 3, 3453 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
McCormick, M.I., Watson, S.-A., Munday, P.L.: Ocean acidification reverses competition for space as habitats degrade. Sci. Rep. 3, 3280 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Thornalley, D.J.R., Oppo, D.W., Ortega, P., Robson, J.I., Brierley, C.M., Davis, R., Hall, I.R., Moffa-Sanchez, P., Rose, N.L., Spooner, P.T., Yashayaev, I., Keigwin, L.D.: Anomalously weak Labrador Sea convection and Atlantic overturning during the past 150 years. Nature. 556, 227–230 (2018)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bécherrawy, T.: Electromagnetism. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2012)
An edited book
Gilbert, J.K., Reiner, M., Nakhleh, M. eds: Visualization: Theory and Practice in Science Education. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2008)
A chapter in an edited book
Stanta, G.: Tissue Heterogeneity as a Pre-analytical Source of Variability. In: Dietel, M., Wittekind, C., Bussolati, G., and Winterfeld, M. von (eds.) Pre-Analytics of Pathological Specimens in Oncology. pp. 35–43. 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 Annales mathématiques du Québec.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: After 8 Years In Orbit, The Venus Express Is Headed Towards A Fiery Death,


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: Telecommunications: Telephone Slamming and Its Harmful Effects. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1998)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Strong, M.: Investigation and Characterization of Features on a Cretaceous-Paleogene Seismic Horizon in Northern Louisiana, (2013)

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
Shear, M.D., Haberman, M.: Volume Rising In Nativist Talk From President, (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 titleAnnales mathématiques du Québec
ISSN (print)2195-4755
ISSN (online)2195-4763

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