How to format your references using the Geometriae Dedicata citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Geometriae Dedicata. 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
McGlone, M.: Paleontology. The hunters did it. Science. 335, 1452–1453 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Bridson, R., Batty, C.: Computer science. Computational physics in film. Science. 330, 1756–1757 (2010)
A journal article with 3 authors
Deroche-Gamonet, V., Belin, D., Piazza, P.V.: Evidence for addiction-like behavior in the rat. Science. 305, 1014–1017 (2004)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Moro, K., Yamada, T., Tanabe, M., Takeuchi, T., Ikawa, T., Kawamoto, H., Furusawa, J.-I., Ohtani, M., Fujii, H., Koyasu, S.: Innate production of T(H)2 cytokines by adipose tissue-associated c-Kit(+)Sca-1(+) lymphoid cells. Nature. 463, 540–544 (2010)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rodgers, N.: Learning to Reason. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2000)
An edited book
Wicks, A. ed: Structural Health Monitoring, Volume 5: Proceedings of the 32nd IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2014. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Chou, Y.H., Bai, C.Y., Ger, M.D., Chao, C.L., Lee, S.J., Lee, C.Y.: The Structure and Properties of Electroless Ni-P and Ni-Mo-P Deposits. In: Hinduja, S. and Fan, K.-C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 35th International MATADOR Conference: Formerly The International Machine Tool Design and Research Conference. pp. 21–24. Springer, London (2007)

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 Geometriae Dedicata.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Our Stone Tool Discovery Pushes Back The Archaeological Record By 700,000 Years


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

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
McKinley, K.J.: Exploring the efficiency and effectiveness of teacher selection tools: The effects on the total group with a focus on the experience sub-groups, (2009)

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
Saslow, L.: After the Storm, a Sigh of Relief, (2007)

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 titleGeometriae Dedicata
AbbreviationGeom. Dedicata
ISSN (print)0046-5755
ISSN (online)1572-9168
ScopeGeometry and Topology

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