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
Raizen, M.G.: Comprehensive control of atomic motion. Science. 324, 1403–1406 (2009)
A journal article with 2 authors
Russo, T., Volterra, V.: Comment on “children creating core properties of language: evidence from an emerging sign language in Nicaragua.” Science. 309, 56; author reply 56 (2005)
A journal article with 3 authors
Stott, P.A., Stone, D.A., Allen, M.R.: Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003. Nature. 432, 610–614 (2004)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Liu, L., Hausladen, A., Zeng, M., Que, L., Heitman, J., Stamler, J.S.: A metabolic enzyme for S-nitrosothiol conserved from bacteria to humans. Nature. 410, 490–494 (2001)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chen, K.-H.: Power Management Techniques for Integrated Circuit Design. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore (2016)
An edited book
Cherry, K.E. ed: Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Coping with Katrina, Rita, and Other Storms. Springer US, New York, NY (2009)
A chapter in an edited book
Delaunoy, A., Prados, E., Belhumeur, P.N.: Towards Full 3D Helmholtz Stereovision Algorithms. In: Kimmel, R., Klette, R., and Sugimoto, A. (eds.) Computer Vision – ACCV 2010: 10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. pp. 39–52. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (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 Collectanea Mathematica.

Blog post
Andrews, R.: Human Poop Has Snuck Into Some Coca-Cola Cans,


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: Senate Bill 543: The Job Training Partnership Act Youth Employment Amendments of 1989. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1989)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Le, C.T.: Academic performance of college students as related to depression from stress, (2013)

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
Stewart, J.B.: Wells Fargo Case Tests a Get-Tough Approach, (2016)

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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