How to format your references using the Boletín de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Boletín de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana. 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
Saksida, L.M.: Neuroscience. Remembering outside the box. Science. 325, 40–41 (2009)
A journal article with 2 authors
Sung, S., Amasino, R.M.: Vernalization in Arabidopsis thaliana is mediated by the PHD finger protein VIN3. Nature. 427, 159–164 (2004)
A journal article with 3 authors
Dloniak, S.M., French, J.A., Holekamp, K.E.: Rank-related maternal effects of androgens on behaviour in wild spotted hyaenas. Nature. 440, 1190–1193 (2006)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hu, F., Lin, H., Zhang, Z., Liao, F., Shao, M., Lifshitz, Y., Lee, S.-T.: Smart liquid SERS substrates based on Fe3O4/Au nanoparticles with reversibly tunable enhancement factor for practical quantitative detection. Sci. Rep. 4, 7204 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mahlberg, R., Gilles, A., Läsch, A.: Hämatologie. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany (2004)
An edited book
Furukawa, T., Hurley, J.B., Kawamura, S. eds: Vertebrate Photoreceptors: Functional Molecular Bases. Springer Japan, Tokyo (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Plonsey, R., Barr, R.C.: Channels. In: Barr, R.C. (ed.) Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach. pp. 71–95. Springer US, Boston, MA (2007)

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 Boletín de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana.

Blog post
Davis, J.: Possible Evidence That Protein Linked To Alzheimer’s Is Transmissible,


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: Educational Laboratory and Research and Development Center Programs Need To Be Strengthened. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1973)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Galan, M.: Educational practices to support homeless students, (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
Kishkovsky, S.: In Moscow, A Museum Shows Off Its Stars, (2006)

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleBoletín de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana
AbbreviationBol. Soc. Mat. Mex.
ISSN (print)1405-213X
ISSN (online)2296-4495

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