How to format your references using the Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. 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
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Wilmot, C.M.: Biochemistry. An ancient and intimate partnership. Science. 316, 379–380 (2007)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Strausfeld, N.J., Hirth, F.: Deep homology of arthropod central complex and vertebrate basal ganglia. Science. 340, 157–161 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Waelti, P., Dickinson, A., Schultz, W.: Dopamine responses comply with basic assumptions of formal learning theory. Nature. 412, 43–48 (2001)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Saeij, J.P.J., Coller, S., Boyle, J.P., Jerome, M.E., White, M.W., Boothroyd, J.C.: Toxoplasma co-opts host gene expression by injection of a polymorphic kinase homologue. Nature. 445, 324–327 (2007)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Young, G.C.: Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2010)
An edited book
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Fischer, K., Müller, J.P., Levy, R. eds: Agent-Based Technologies and Applications for Enterprise Interoperability: International Workshops ATOP 2009, Budapest, Hungary, May 12, 2009, and ATOP 2010, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 10, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
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Daun, H., Siminou, P.: Decentralisation and Market Mechanisms in Education – Examples from Six European Countries. In: Zajda, J. and Gamage, D.T. (eds.) Decentralisation, School-Based Management, and Quality. pp. 77–101. 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 Rational Mechanics and Analysis.

Blog post
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Andrews, R.: These Maps Reveal How Vulnerable Your State Is To Earthquakes, https://www.iflscience.com/environment/maps-vulnerable-state-earthquakes/

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office: Comments on H.R. 16443. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1970)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Shan, J.: A Theoretical Investigation of Radial Lateral Wells with Shockwave Completion in Shale Gas Reservoirs, (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
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McKINLEY, J.C., Jr., Palmer, E.: Although Divided, Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict in 2015 Murder of Police Officer, (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 Rational Mechanics and Analysis
AbbreviationArch. Ration. Mech. Anal.
ISSN (print)0003-9527
ISSN (online)1432-0673
ScopeMechanical Engineering
Mathematics (miscellaneous)
Analysis

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