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
Meisterernst, M.: Transcription. Mediator meets morpheus. Science. 295, 984–985 (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
Stixrude, L., Peacor, D.R.: First-principles study of illite-smectite and implications for clay mineral systems. Nature. 420, 165–168 (2002)
A journal article with 3 authors
Scholz, H., Franz, M., Heberlein, U.: The hangover gene defines a stress pathway required for ethanol tolerance development. Nature. 436, 845–847 (2005)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Oh, P., Li, Y., Yu, J., Durr, E., Krasinska, K.M., Carver, L.A., Testa, J.E., Schnitzer, J.E.: Subtractive proteomic mapping of the endothelial surface in lung and solid tumours for tissue-specific therapy. Nature. 429, 629–635 (2004)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gilmore, R., Lefranc, M.: The Topology of Chaos. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany (2011)
An edited book
Rodríguez-Arana Muñoz, J. ed: Recognition of Foreign Administrative Acts. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Peden, K.: Gilles Deleuze: From Hume To Spinoza(An Attempt To Make Good On A Popkin Request). In: Popkin, J.D. (ed.) The Legacies of Richard Popkin. pp. 57–70. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2008)

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
Hale, T.: Watch What Happens When You Fire A Ball At Sixty MPH Out Of A Truck Traveling Sixty MPH In The Opposite Direction,


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: Welfare to Work: JOBS Automated Systems Do Not Focus on Program’s Employment Objective. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1994)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Griner, K.F.: The Effectiveness of the Integrative Career Counseling Model, (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
Kishkovsky, S.: Collective Farmers’ Monuments Meet Paintball, (2007)

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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