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
Jenkins, A.: Literature: Wonders and ologies. Nature. 482, 32–33 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Pereira, G., Schiebel, E.: Separase regulates INCENP-Aurora B anaphase spindle function through Cdc14. Science. 302, 2120–2124 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
Nabel, G.J., Wolinsky, S.M., Haynes, B.F.: Retrospective. Norman L. Letvin (1949-2012). Science. 336, 1653 (2012)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Folk, J.A., Potok, R.M., Marcus, C.M., Umansky, V.: A gate-controlled bidirectional spin filter using quantum coherence. Science. 299, 679–682 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chase, C.W.: Next Generation Demand Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2016)
An edited book
Marano, P., Rokas, I., Kochenburger, P. eds: The “Dematerialized” Insurance: Distance Selling and Cyber Risks from an International Perspective. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Nishida, N., Vidal, G.: A Finite Representation of the Narrowing Space. In: Gupta, G. and Peña, R. (eds.) Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation: 23rd International Symposium, LOPSTR 2013, Madrid, Spain, September 18-19, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. pp. 54–71. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)

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, E.: Awesome Timelapse Of A Resurrection Plant,


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: Excluded Parties List System: Suspended and Debarred Businesses and Individuals Improperly Receive Federal Funds. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2009)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Nichols, J.: Genetic and genomic mechanisms of neonatal hyperoxic lung injury in the inbred mouse, (2012)

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
Vecsey, G.: Super Bowl Champion Jets Ignited A Sporting Revival in the Big Town, (2010)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jenkins 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Jenkins 2012; Pereira and Schiebel 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Pereira and Schiebel 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Folk et al. 2003)

About the journal

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

Other styles