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
Winklhofer, M.: Physiology. An avian magnetometer. Science. 336, 991–992 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Edenhofer, O., Minx, J.: Climate policy. Mapmakers and navigators, facts and values. Science. 345, 37–38 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang, Q., Shalaby, N.A., Buszczak, M.: Changes in rRNA transcription influence proliferation and cell fate within a stem cell lineage. Science. 343, 298–301 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Paredes, B., Widera, A., Murg, V., Mandel, O., Fölling, S., Cirac, I., Shlyapnikov, G.V., Hänsch, T.W., Bloch, I.: Tonks-Girardeau gas of ultracold atoms in an optical lattice. Nature. 429, 277–281 (2004)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hamdan, M., Righetti, P.G.: Proteomics Today. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2005)
An edited book
Woicik, J. ed: Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES). Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)
A chapter in an edited book
Filiposka, S., Mishev, A., Juiz, C.: Opportunities and Challenges for Green HPC. In: Bogdanova, A.M. and Gjorgjevikj, D. (eds.) ICT Innovations 2014: World of Data. pp. 45–54. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)

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.: Astronomers Spot Signs Of Some Of The Earliest Galaxies,


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: Federal Research Grants: Maintaining Public Accountability Without Inhibiting Creative Research. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1979)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Driskill, K.M.: A qualitative study of teacher understanding and use of differentiated instruction to promote reading achievement, (2010)

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
Wagner, J.: Familia’s Surgery Has Mets Scrambling in the Bullpen, (2017)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Winklhofer 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Edenhofer and Minx 2014; Winklhofer 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Edenhofer and Minx 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Paredes et al. 2004)

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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