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
Smaglik, P.: Varmus tells Congress to grasp thorny policy issues. Nature. 404, 530 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Oppenheim, J., Wehner, S.: The uncertainty principle determines the nonlocality of quantum mechanics. Science. 330, 1072–1074 (2010)
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, Z., Li, H., Sheng, Y.: Effects of reciprocity on random walks in weighted networks. Sci. Rep. 4, 7460 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Yao, M., Kuratani, K., Kojima, T., Takeichi, N., Senoh, H., Kiyobayashi, T.: Indigo carmine: an organic crystal as a positive-electrode material for rechargeable sodium batteries. Sci. Rep. 4, 3650 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brodsky, B.S., Stanley, B.: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2013)
An edited book
Bernard, D., Buffière, J.-Y., Pollock, T., Poulsen, H.F., Rollett, A., Uchic, M. eds: Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on 3D Materials Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Mei, Y.-F., Harrach, B., Wadell, G.: Mastadenovirus. In: Tidona, C. and Darai, G. (eds.) The Springer Index of Viruses. pp. 33–48. Springer, New York, NY (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
Fang, J.: How To Watch The Rare Zodiacal Light This Month,


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: General Government Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1995)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Cooper, J.: Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow in a Porous Media Using Python, (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
Murphy, M.J.O.: Predicting the Staying Power of ‘The Jungle Book,’ (2016)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Oppenheim and Wehner 2010; Smaglik 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Oppenheim and Wehner 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Yao et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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