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
Butler, D.: French lab seeks recipe for success. Nature. 407, 551 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
O’Neill, H.S.C., Jenner, F.E.: The global pattern of trace-element distributions in ocean floor basalts. Nature. 491, 698–704 (2012)
A journal article with 3 authors
Bingenheimer, J.B., Brennan, R.T., Earls, F.J.: Firearm violence exposure and serious violent behavior. Science. 308, 1323–1326 (2005)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hark, A.T., Schoenherr, C.J., Katz, D.J., Ingram, R.S., Levorse, J.M., Tilghman, S.M.: CTCF mediates methylation-sensitive enhancer-blocking activity at the H19/Igf2 locus. Nature. 405, 486–489 (2000)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hersent, O.: IP Telephony. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2010)
An edited book
Liebenberg, E., Collier, P., Török, Z.G. eds: History of Cartography: International Symposium of the ICA, 2012. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Williams, W.M., Giddings, J.M., Purdy, J., Solomon, K.R., Giesy, J.P.: Exposures of Aquatic Organisms to the Organophosphorus Insecticide, Chlorpyrifos Resulting from Use in the United States. In: Giesy, J.P. and Solomon, K.R. (eds.) Ecological Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in the United States. pp. 77–117. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)

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
Luntz, S.: Bizarre “Hybrid” Star Found,


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: Technology Transfer: Agencies’ Rights to Federally Sponsored Biomedical Inventions. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2003)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kane, B.H.: A Qualitative Exploratory Inquiry of Communicating in a Multigenerational Traditional-Rational Organization, (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
Poniewozik, J.: Rebooting the Dawn of Silicon Valley, (2016)

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Butler 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Butler 2000; O’Neill and Jenner 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (O’Neill and Jenner 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Hark et al. 2000)

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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