How to format your references using the Bulletin of Mathematical Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bulletin of Mathematical Sciences. 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
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Forró, L.: NANOTECHNOLOGY: Beyond Gedanken Experiments. Science. 289, 560–561 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wang, Y.-C., Ferguson, E.L.: Spatial bistability of Dpp-receptor interactions during Drosophila dorsal-ventral patterning. Nature. 434, 229–234 (2005)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Weymouth, A.J., Hofmann, T., Giessibl, F.J.: Quantifying molecular stiffness and interaction with lateral force microscopy. Science. 343, 1120–1122 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Abzhanov, A., Protas, M., Grant, B.R., Grant, P.R., Tabin, C.J.: Bmp4 and morphological variation of beaks in Darwin’s finches. Science. 305, 1462–1465 (2004)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Sandou, G.: Metaheuristic Optimization for the Design of Automatic Control Laws. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA (2013)
An edited book
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Lloyd, D., Rossi, E.L. eds: Ultradian Rhythms from Molecules to Mind: A New Vision of Life. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2008)
A chapter in an edited book
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Radulov, G., Quinn, P., Hegt, H., van Roermund, A.: Error Modeling for DAC Correction, a Broad View. In: Quinn, P., Hegt, H., and van Roermund, A.H.M. (eds.) Smart and Flexible Digital-to-Analog Converters. pp. 59–70. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2011)

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 Bulletin of Mathematical Sciences.

Blog post
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Luntz, S.: Rosetta’s Comet Is Slowing Down, https://www.iflscience.com/space/rosettas-comet-slowing-down/

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office: FAA Encountering Problems in Acquiring Major Automated Systems. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1990)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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van der Steen, R.: Intended infidelity: Male-female differences in intention-behavior congruence and the relative prediction power of gender, relationship and individual difference variables, (2015)

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
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Berkon, B.: Baseball’s Data Revolution Is Elevating Game’s Defensive Stars, (2017)

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 titleBulletin of Mathematical Sciences
AbbreviationBull. Math. Sci.
ISSN (print)1664-3607
ISSN (online)1664-3615
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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