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
Piattelli-Palmarini, M.: Basic concepts: to put it simply. Nature. 426, 607 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Rivera, L.B., Bergers, G.: Angiogenesis. Targeting vascular sprouts. Science. 344, 1449–1450 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Reichardt, B.W., Unger, F., Vazirani, U.: Classical command of quantum systems. Nature. 496, 456–460 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hudait, M.K., Clavel, M., Goley, P., Jain, N., Zhu, Y.: Heterogeneous integration of epitaxial Ge on Si using AlAs/GaAs buffer architecture: suitability for low-power fin field-effect transistors. Sci. Rep. 4, 6964 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Röpke, G.: Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany (2013)
An edited book
Tanaka, K., Niki, Y., Kokaze, A. eds: Current Topics of Infectious Diseases in Japan and Asia. Springer Japan, Tokyo (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Ergin, N., Yoruk, G., Ozdemir, O.: Production of $$\mathrm{Ni}_{3}$ Ni 3 Al and $\mathrm{Ti}_{3}$$ Ti 3 Al Based Coating by Using Pressure Assisted Combustion Synthesis. In: Polychroniadis, E.K., Oral, A.Y., and Ozer, M. (eds.) International Multidisciplinary Microscopy Congress: Proceedings of InterM, Antalya, Turkey, October 10–13, 2013. pp. 27–32. 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 Boletín de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana.

Blog post
Luntz, S.: Meet The Newly Discovered Worm Snail That Thinks It’s Spiderman,


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: Critical Infrastructure Protection: “ILOVEYOU” Computer Virus Highlights Need for Improved Alert and Coordination Capabilities. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2000)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jansson, A.: Stratigraphy, Landscape Evolution, and Past Environments at the Billy Big Spring Site, Montana, (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
Kelly, T.W.: Encounter: When Fantasy Becomes Fact, (1975)

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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