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
Suderow, H.J.: PHYSICS. Opening the gate on superconductivity. Science. 350, 1316–1317 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Xue, Y., Sherman, D.H.: Alternative modular polyketide synthase expression controls macrolactone structure. Nature. 403, 571–575 (2000)
A journal article with 3 authors
Smith, J., Theodoris, C., Davidson, E.H.: A gene regulatory network subcircuit drives a dynamic pattern of gene expression. Science. 318, 794–797 (2007)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Vishal, M., Sharma, A., Kaurani, L., Chakraborty, S., Ray, J., Sen, A., Mukhopadhyay, A., Ray, K.: Evaluation of genetic association of the INK4 locus with primary open angle glaucoma in East Indian population. Sci. Rep. 4, 5115 (2014)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Han, C.C., Akcasu, A.Z.: Scattering and Dynamics of Polymers. John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore (2011)
An edited book
Geissbühler, A., Demongeot, J., Mokhtari, M., Abdulrazak, B., Aloulou, H. eds: Inclusive Smart Cities and e-Health: 13th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, June 10-12, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Tu, E.J.-C., Wang, J.: Patterns and Changes in Household Structure in Hong Kong. In: Poston, D.L., Jr., Yang, W.S., and Farris, D.N. (eds.) The Family and Social Change in Chinese Societies. pp. 59–77. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (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
Hale, T.: Irish Beach Reappears Within A Few Days After Disappearing 33 Years Ago


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: Commuter Rail: Many Factors Influence Liability and Indemnity Provisions, and Options Exist to Facilitate Negotiations. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2009)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Estrin, E.M.: Individual Doubles: A Look at Twinship and Attachment Theory, (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
Vecsey, G.: An Obvious Case For Instant Replay, (2010)

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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