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
Pohl, F.: Brain drain. Nature. 408, 409 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Koo, H.-J., Velev, O.D.: Regenerable photovoltaic devices with a hydrogel-embedded microvascular network. Sci. Rep. 3, 2357 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
Ahn, C.H., Rabe, K.M., Triscone, J.-M.: Ferroelectricity at the nanoscale: local polarization in oxide thin films and heterostructures. Science. 303, 488–491 (2004)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Damak, S., Rong, M., Yasumatsu, K., Kokrashvili, Z., Varadarajan, V., Zou, S., Jiang, P., Ninomiya, Y., Margolskee, R.F.: Detection of sweet and umami taste in the absence of taste receptor T1r3. Science. 301, 850–853 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Harris, C.: Electricity Markets. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK (2006)
An edited book
Huckleberry, A., Penkov, I., Zuckerman, G. eds: Lie Groups: Structure, Actions, and Representations: In Honor of Joseph A. Wolf on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday. Springer, New York, NY (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Connes, A., Fack, T.: Morse Inequalities for Foliations. In: Bojarski, B., Mishchenko, A.S., Troitsky, E.V., and Weber, A. (eds.) C*-algebras and Elliptic Theory. pp. 61–72. Birkhäuser, Basel (2006)

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
O`Callaghan, J.: China Is Going To Launch A New Experimental Space Station Today,


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: Weather Satellites: Cost Growth and Development Delays Jeopardize U.S. Forecasting Ability. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1989)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bigelow, R.W.: Perception of Online Legal Education among Recently Retired Law School Faculty, (2017)

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
Saslow, L.: Design Teams Hired in Nassau Coliseum Project, (2007)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Pohl 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Koo and Velev 2013; Pohl 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Koo and Velev 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Damak 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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