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
Adam, D.: Field trials excluded from UK crop appraisal. Nature. 420, 453 (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
Jagoutz, O., Behn, M.D.: Foundering of lower island-arc crust as an explanation for the origin of the continental Moho. Nature. 504, 131–134 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
Della Negra, M., Jenni, P., Virdee, T.S.: Journey in the search for the Higgs boson: the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. Science. 338, 1560–1568 (2012)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang, H., Chroneos, A., Londos, C.A., Sgourou, E.N., Schwingenschlögl, U.: Carbon related defects in irradiated silicon revisited. Sci. Rep. 4, 4909 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Källén, A.: Understanding Biostatistics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2011)
An edited book
Aguayo-Torres, M.C., Gómez, G., Poncela, J. eds: Wired/Wireless Internet Communications: 13th International Conference, WWIC 2015, Malaga, Spain, May 25-27, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Siva Raja, P.M., Baburaj, E.: Edge Based LSBMR Scheme for Hiding Secret Messages with Genetic Algorithms. In: S, M. and Kumar, S.S. (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Signal and Image Processing 2012 (ICSIP 2012): Volume 1. pp. 37–47. Springer India, New Delhi (2013)

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
Andrew, D.: Geomythology: Can Geologists Relate Ancient Stories Of Great Floods To Real Events?,


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: Status of the Research Fleet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1989)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Heyen, C.: Two predictors of smoking behaviors in the LGBTQ population: Anxiety and internalized homophobia, (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
Burghardt, L.F.: Nunley’s Carousel Comes Full Circle, (2006)

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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