How to format your references using the International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. 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
[1]
Schiermeier Q. Saddam gives viewers double vision. Nature. 2002;419:421.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Doulatov S, Daley GQ. Development. A stem cell perspective on cellular engineering. Science. 2013;342:700–702.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Glaser A, Barak B, Goldston RJ. A zero-knowledge protocol for nuclear warhead verification. Nature. 2014;510:497–502.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Limpens E, Franken C, Smit P, et al. LysM domain receptor kinases regulating rhizobial Nod factor-induced infection. Science. 2003;302:630–633.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Perez A. Voice Over LTE. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Piazolo F, Felderer M, editors. Innovation and Future of Enterprise Information Systems: ERP Future 2012 Conference, Salzburg, Austria, November 2012, Revised Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Finkbeiner B, Kuhtz L. Monitor Circuits for LTL with Bounded and Unbounded Future. In: Bensalem S, Peled DA, editors. Runtime Verification: 9th International Workshop, RV 2009, Grenoble, France, June 26-28, 2009. Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2009. p. 60–75.

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 Mathematical Education in Science and Technology.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. Dogs Will Snub People Who Are Mean To Their Owners [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/dogs-will-snub-people-who-are-mean-their-owner/.

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. ADP Management: Status of the Army’s Logistics and Technical Information Initiatives. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988. Report No.: IMTEC-89-10. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Galvan R. A mixed-methods study of mathematics and science achievement of refugee students in homogeneous and heterogeneous groups [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2015.

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
[1]
Schmitt E. U.S. Says Its ISIS Fight Isn’t Raising Civilian Risks. New York Times. 2017 May 20;A5.

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 Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
AbbreviationInt. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol.
ISSN (print)0020-739X
ISSN (online)1464-5211
ScopeMathematics (miscellaneous)
Applied Mathematics
Education

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