How to format your references using the Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie / Contributions to Algebra and Geometry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie / Contributions to Algebra and Geometry. 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
Miller, S.J.: Chemistry. Total chemical synthesis peers into the biosynthetic black box. Science. 324, 186–187 (2009)
A journal article with 2 authors
Lee, M., Wanke, M.C.: Applied physics. Searching for a solid-state terahertz technology. Science. 316, 64–65 (2007)
A journal article with 3 authors
Bruner, S.D., Norman, D.P., Verdine, G.L.: Structural basis for recognition and repair of the endogenous mutagen 8-oxoguanine in DNA. Nature. 403, 859–866 (2000)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Pelletier, L., O’Toole, E., Schwager, A., Hyman, A.A., Müller-Reichert, T.: Centriole assembly in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature. 444, 619–623 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Banerjee, S., Lawrence, V.: Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2010)
An edited book
Huang, D.-S., Gan, Y., Premaratne, P., Han, K. eds: Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications: 7th International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2011, Zhengzhou,China, August 11-14. 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Bhattacharyya, S., Maulik, U.: Target Tracking Using Fuzzy Hostility Induced Segmentation of Optical Flow Field. In: Maulik, U. (ed.) Soft Computing for Image and Multimedia Data Processing. pp. 97–107. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)

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 Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie / Contributions to Algebra and Geometry.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Frozen Steaks Cook Better Than Thawed Steaks,


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: NASA: Compliance with Cost Limits. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2005)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hill, J.A.: Classical three-body systems and the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theorem, (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
(nyt), S.K.: World Briefing | Europe: Ukraine: President Tries To Fend Off Foes, (2002)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Miller 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Lee and Wanke 2007; Miller 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Lee and Wanke 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Pelletier et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleBeiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie / Contributions to Algebra and Geometry
AbbreviationBeitr. Algebra Geom.
ISSN (print)0138-4821
ISSN (online)2191-0383
ScopeAlgebra and Number Theory
Geometry and Topology

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