How to format your references using the Arnold Mathematical Journal citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Arnold Mathematical Journal. 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
Canup, R.M.: A giant impact origin of Pluto-Charon. Science. 307, 546–550 (2005)
A journal article with 2 authors
Thisse, C., Zon, L.I.: Organogenesis--heart and blood formation from the zebrafish point of view. Science. 295, 457–462 (2002)
A journal article with 3 authors
Cross, C.P., Cyrenne, D.-L.M., Brown, G.R.: Sex differences in sensation-seeking: a meta-analysis. Sci. Rep. 3, 2486 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Reya, T., Duncan, A.W., Ailles, L., Domen, J., Scherer, D.C., Willert, K., Hintz, L., Nusse, R., Weissman, I.L.: A role for Wnt signalling in self-renewal of haematopoietic stem cells. Nature. 423, 409–414 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McCurley, L.: Professional Rope Access. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ (2016)
An edited book
Croker, A., Higgs, J., Trede, F. eds: Collaborating in Healthcare: Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships. SensePublishers, Rotterdam (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Loftis, D.L., Schweitzer, C.J., Keyser, T.L.: Structure and Species Composition of Upland Hardwood Communities After Regeneration Treatments Across Environmental Gradients. In: Greenberg, C., Collins, B., and Thompson, F., III (eds.) Sustaining Young Forest Communities: Ecology and Management of early successional habitats in the central hardwood region, USA. pp. 59–71. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2011)

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 Arnold Mathematical Journal.

Blog post
Andrew, D.: Awesome Timelapse Shows You The Life Cycle Of A Butterfly,


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: Transportation Disadvantaged Populations: Nonemergency Medical Transportation Not Well Coordinated, and Additional Federal Leadership Needed. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2014)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Isaacson, M.J.: The paradox of respect and risk: Six Lakota adolescents speak, (2009)

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
Wagner, J.: Dominican Players Hone Skills With AidOf Broomsticks, (2017)

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Canup 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Canup 2005; Thisse and Zon 2002).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Thisse and Zon 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Reya et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleArnold Mathematical Journal
AbbreviationArnold Math. J.
ISSN (print)2199-6792
ISSN (online)2199-6806

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