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
Judson, H.F.: Talking about the genome. Nature. 409, 769 (2001)
A journal article with 2 authors
Tarascon, J.M., Armand, M.: Issues and challenges facing rechargeable lithium batteries. Nature. 414, 359–367 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Scaillet, B., Pichavant, M., Cioni, R.: Upward migration of Vesuvius magma chamber over the past 20,000 years. Nature. 455, 216–219 (2008)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Takeoka, Y., Yoshioka, S., Teshima, M., Takano, A., Harun-Ur-Rashid, M., Seki, T.: Structurally coloured secondary particles composed of black and white colloidal particles. Sci. Rep. 3, 2371 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cabaniss, D.L., Cherry, S., Douglas, C.J., Schwartz, A.: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2010)
An edited book
Paredes, R., Cardoso, J.S., Pardo, X.M. eds: Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis: 7th Iberian Conference, IbPRIA 2015, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 17-19, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Mau, S.: Who are the Globalizers? The Role of Education and Educational Elites. In: Meier, L. and Lange, H. (eds.) The New Middle Classes: Globalizing Lifestyles, Consumerism and Environmental Concern. pp. 65–79. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2009)

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
Hamilton, K.: Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy,


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: Highway Financing: Factors Affecting Highway Trust Fund Revenues. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2002)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Goodwell, L.Y.: Do athletic trainers have a positive impact on high school athletes’ knowledge of injury prevention and training habits?, (2017)

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
Leland, J.: The ‘Oldest Old’ Brave Another Year, (2016)

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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