How to format your references using the International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics. 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
Fink, D.W., Jr: FDA regulation of stem cell-based products. Science. 324, 1662–1663 (2009)
A journal article with 2 authors
Moine, H., Mandel, J.L.: Biomedicine. Do G quartets orchestrate fragile X pathology? Science. 294, 2487–2488 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
McGinty, R.K., Henrici, R.C., Tan, S.: Crystal structure of the PRC1 ubiquitylation module bound to the nucleosome. Nature. 514, 591–596 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gentner, T.Q., Fenn, K.M., Margoliash, D., Nusbaum, H.C.: Recursive syntactic pattern learning by songbirds. Nature. 440, 1204–1207 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Moore, R.G., Garland, A.: Cognitive Therapy for Chronic and Persistent Depression. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, England (2008)
An edited book
Cuzick, J., Thorat, M.A. eds: Prostate Cancer Prevention. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Chen, C.-C., Tyler, C.W.: Spectral Analysis of fMRI Signal and Noise. In: Onozuka, M. and Yen, C.-T. (eds.) Novel Trends in Brain Science: Brain Imaging, Learning and Memory, Stress and Fear, and Pain. pp. 63–76. Springer Japan, Tokyo (2008)

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 International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics.

Blog post
Luntz, S.: Comet Lovejoy Has Sugar And Alcohol


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: Environmental Satellites: Launch Delayed; NOAA Faces Key Decisions on Timing of Future Satellites. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2015)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Stroot, P.G.: Novel Reverse Transcription Method Confirms Growth Inhibition of Bacteria Exposed to Domestic Wastewater, (2004)

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
George, N.: A Soul Fable, Reimagined For a New Era, (2012)

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 titleInternational Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics
AbbreviationInt. J. Appl. Comput. Math.
ISSN (print)2349-5103
ISSN (online)2199-5796

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