How to format your references using the Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory. 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
Ganem D (2001) Virology. The X files--one step closer to closure. Science 294:2299–2300
A journal article with 2 authors
Shim M, Guyot-Sionnest P (2000) n-type colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals. Nature 407:981–983
A journal article with 3 authors
Makovicky PJ, Apesteguía S, Agnolín FL (2005) The earliest dromaeosaurid theropod from South America. Nature 437:1007–1011
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bhardwaj PK, Kapoor R, Mala D, et al (2013) Braving the attitude of altitude: Caragana jubata at work in cold desert of Himalaya. Sci Rep 3:1022

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lalanne C (2014) Sinusoidal Vibration. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Schwartz M, Verschik A (eds) (2013) Successful Family Language Policy: Parents, Children and Educators in Interaction. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Johansson J, Hassel H (2012) Modelling, Simulation and Vulnerability Analysis of Interdependent Technical Infrastructures. In: Hokstad P, Utne IB, Vatn J (eds) Risk and Interdependencies in Critical Infrastructures: A Guideline for Analysis. Springer, London, pp 49–65

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 Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory.

Blog post
Luntz S (2015) Spiral Arms Seen Around Stars May Have Been Made By Giant Planets. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1975) Review of Certain Problems in the Cosmetology Accrediting Commission. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bravo J (2009) Project Share: Implementing an aftercare program for recovering adolescents: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Feeney K (2009) Soul Food With a Secret. New York Times NJ9

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Ganem 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Shim and Guyot-Sionnest 2000; Ganem 2001).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Shim and Guyot-Sionnest 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Bhardwaj et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleComputational and Mathematical Organization Theory
AbbreviationComput. Math. Organ. Theory
ISSN (print)1381-298X
ISSN (online)1572-9346
ScopeGeneral Computer Science
General Decision Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Modelling and Simulation

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