How to format your references using the Applied Mathematical Finance citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Applied Mathematical Finance. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Goldston, D. (2009). The climate to get things done. Nature, 458(7234), 21.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ricardo, S., & Lehmann, R. (2009). An ABC transporter controls export of a Drosophila germ cell attractant. Science (New York, N.Y.), 323(5916), 943–946.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kim, S.-Y., Hakoshima, T., & Kitano, K. (2013). Structure of the RecQ C-terminal domain of human Bloom syndrome protein. Scientific Reports, 3, 3294.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Maeda, S., Hsu, L.-C., Liu, H., Bankston, L. A., Iimura, M., Kagnoff, M. F., … Karin, M. (2005). Nod2 mutation in Crohn’s disease potentiates NF-kappaB activity and IL-1beta processing. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307(5710), 734–738.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chandler, C. (2010). The Science of ADHD. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Nedjah, N., Santos Coelho, L. dos, & Macedo Mourelle, L. de (Eds.). (2010). Multi-Objective Swarm Intelligent Systems: Theory & Experiences. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Krendel, M., & De La Cruz, E. M. (2008). Overview: Actin-Binding Protein Function and Its Relation to Disease Pathology. In C. G. dos Remedios & D. Chhabra (Eds.), Actin-Binding Proteins and Disease (pp. 65–82). New York, NY: Springer.

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 Applied Mathematical Finance.

Blog post
Davis, J. (2017, January 18). Global Sea Ice Is Now At The Lowest Extent It Has Ever Been. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from IFLScience website:


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. (2006). Intermodal Transportation: Challenges to and Potential Strategies for Developing Improved Intermodal Capabilities (No. GAO-06-855T). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Razzaghi, M. (2013). Quantum Tunneling in Hydride Transfer Reactions in Solution (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Lichtblau, E. (2016, January 29). N.R.A.’s Wins in Congress Grow With Lobbyist’s Role. New York Times, p. A19.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Goldston, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Goldston, 2009; Ricardo & Lehmann, 2009).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Ricardo & Lehmann, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Kim, Hakoshima, & Kitano, 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Maeda et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleApplied Mathematical Finance
AbbreviationAppl. Math. Finance
ISSN (print)1350-486X
ISSN (online)1466-4313
Applied Mathematics

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