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
Jungkind, D.: Tech.Sight. Molecular testing for infectious disease. Science. 294, 1553–1555 (2001)
A journal article with 2 authors
Walker, A.W., Parkhill, J.: Microbiology. Fighting obesity with bacteria. Science. 341, 1069–1070 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
Parker, H.G., Kruglyak, L., Ostrander, E.A.: Molecular genetics: DNA analysis of a putative dog clone. Nature. 440, E1-2 (2006)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Aungst, J.L., Heyward, P.M., Puche, A.C., Karnup, S.V., Hayar, A., Szabo, G., Shipley, M.T.: Centre-surround inhibition among olfactory bulb glomeruli. Nature. 426, 623–629 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zito, R.: Electrochemical Water Processing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2011)
An edited book
Kassim, T.A. ed: Water Pollution: Environmental Impact Assessment of Recycled Wastes on Surface and Ground Waters; Risk Analysis. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2005)
A chapter in an edited book
Ceccherini Nelli, L.: Photovoltaic-Integrated Buildings in Florence and Lucca, Italy: Case Studies. In: Sayigh, A. (ed.) Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol II: Selected Topics from the World Renewable Energy Congress WREC 2014. pp. 43–56. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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
Hale, T.: David Attenborough Signs Open Letter To End Experiments On Non-Human Primates,


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: Land Management Systems: Major Software Development Does Not Meet BLM’s Business Needs. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1999)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Truong, T.: Microfluidics-based system for high-throughput analysis of nitrite in harbor water, (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
Kelly, C.: Vape Shops Fear Effects Of New F.D.A. Rules, (2017)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jungkind 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Jungkind 2001; Walker and Parkhill 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Walker and Parkhill 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Aungst 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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