How to format your references using the Archive for Mathematical Logic citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archive for Mathematical Logic. 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
Drake, N.: How to catch a cloud. Nature. 522, 115–116 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Viscidi, R.P., Shah, K.V.: Cancer. A skin cancer virus? Science. 319, 1049–1050 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
Gambetta, M.C., Oktaba, K., Müller, J.: Essential role of the glycosyltransferase sxc/Ogt in polycomb repression. Science. 325, 93–96 (2009)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
He, Y., Sun, G., Koga, K., Xu, L.: Electrostatic field-exposed water in nanotube at constant axial pressure. Sci. Rep. 4, 6596 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Scanlan, E.A.: Fundraising Consultants. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2009)
An edited book
Voelkel, N.F., Schranz, D. eds: The Right Ventricle in Health and Disease. Springer, New York, NY (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Bijani, S., Robertson, D., Aspinall, D.: Probing Attacks on Multi-Agent Systems Using Electronic Institutions. In: Sakama, C., Sardina, S., Vasconcelos, W., and Winikoff, M. (eds.) Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies IX: 9th International Workshop, DALT 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, May 3, 2011, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. pp. 33–50. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)

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 Archive for Mathematical Logic.

Blog post
Andrews, R.: The Enigmatic “Wheel of Giants” Monument As Old As Stonehenge,


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: Traffic Congestion: The Need and Opportunity for Federal Involvement. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1991)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
van der Steen, R.: Intended infidelity: Male-female differences in intention-behavior congruence and the relative prediction power of gender, relationship and individual difference variables, (2015)

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
George, N.: Invisibly Black, (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 titleArchive for Mathematical Logic
AbbreviationArch. Math. Logic
ISSN (print)0933-5846
ISSN (online)1432-0665

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