How to format your references using the Collectanea Mathematica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Collectanea Mathematica. 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
Robinson, A.: A century of puzzling. Nature. 453, 990–991 (2008)
A journal article with 2 authors
Maraia, R.J., Rijal, K.: Structural biology: A transcriptional specialist resolved. Nature. 528, 204–205 (2015)
A journal article with 3 authors
Convertito, V., Catalli, F., Emolo, A.: Combining stress transfer and source directivity: the case of the 2012 Emilia seismic sequence. Sci. Rep. 3, 3114 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Folli, V., Ghofraniha, N., Puglisi, A., Leuzzi, L., Conti, C.: Time-resolved dynamics of granular matter by random laser emission. Sci. Rep. 3, 2251 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rohde, U.L., Jain, G.C., Poddar, A.K., Ghosh, A.K.: Introduction to Integral Calculus. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2011)
An edited book
Karabulut, Y., Mitchell, J., Herrmann, P., Jensen, C.D. eds: Trust Management II: Proceedings of IFIPTM 2008: Joint iTrust and PST Conferences on Privacy, Trust Management and Security, June 18-20, 2008, Trondheim, Norway. Springer US, Boston, MA (2008)
A chapter in an edited book
Šunjić, V., Petrović Peroković, V.: Illogical Disconnections with Participation of Two Groups. In: Petrović Peroković, V. (ed.) Organic Chemistry from Retrosynthesis to Asymmetric Synthesis. pp. 103–141. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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 Collectanea Mathematica.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Spectacular New Hubble Image Of The Universe,


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: Freight Rail Pricing: Contracts Provide Shippers and Railroads Flexibility, but High Rates Concern Some Shippers. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2016)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Waldron, K.D.: The Influence of Leadership Emotional Intelligence on Employee Engagement, (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
Wagner, J.: Bruce Is Again Hitting Homers, and Again Not Attracting Interest, (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 titleCollectanea Mathematica
AbbreviationCollect. Math.
ISSN (print)0010-0757
ISSN (online)2038-4815
ScopeGeneral Mathematics
Applied Mathematics

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