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
Wadman, M.: Disappointment in slow-down for biomedical funding. Nature. 433, 559 (2005)
A journal article with 2 authors
Zubavicus, Y., Grunze, M.: Chemistry. New insights into the structure of water with ultrafast probes. Science. 304, 974–976 (2004)
A journal article with 3 authors
Karner, M.B., DeLong, E.F., Karl, D.M.: Archaeal dominance in the mesopelagic zone of the Pacific Ocean. Nature. 409, 507–510 (2001)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Singh, S., Houston, J., van Swol, F., Brinker, C.J.: Superhydrophobicity: drying transition of confined water. Nature. 442, 526 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yan, S.Y.: Computational Number Theory and Modern Cryptography. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd., Fusionopolis Walk, Singapore (2012)
An edited book
Pandey, A.: The UNC-53-mediated Interactome: Analysis of its Role in the Generation of the C. elegans Connectome. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Jellinger, K., Krismer, F.: Aetiopathogenesis. In: Wenning, G.K. and Fanciulli, A. (eds.) Multiple System Atrophy. pp. 57–81. Springer, Vienna (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
Taub, B.: Caffeine Can Make Up For Lost Sleep, But Only For Two Nights,


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: Security: Breaches at Federal Agencies and Airports. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2000)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Todman, J.V.: Applicability of health care leadership competence and leadership behaviors for women’s achieving health care executive status, (2016)

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
Murphy, S.: Feeding More for Less in Niger, (2005)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Wadman 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Wadman 2005; Zubavicus and Grunze 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Zubavicus and Grunze 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Singh et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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