How to format your references using the Inventiones mathematicae citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Inventiones mathematicae. 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
Zeebe, R.E.: Journal club. A physicist and biogeochemist gets a kick out of the problem of Brownian motion and diffusion. Nature. 466, 1025 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Hu, J., Yu, M.-F.: Meniscus-confined three-dimensional electrodeposition for direct writing of wire bonds. Science. 329, 313–316 (2010)
A journal article with 3 authors
Markos, C., Kubat, I., Bang, O.: Hybrid polymer photonic crystal fiber with integrated chalcogenide glass nanofilms. Sci. Rep. 4, 6057 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Guo, Q., Bin Huang, Cheng, J., Seefelder, M., Engler, T., Pfeifer, G., Oeckl, P., Otto, M., Moser, F., Maurer, M., Pautsch, A., Baumeister, W., Fernández-Busnadiego, R., Kochanek, S.: The cryo-electron microscopy structure of huntingtin. Nature. 555, 117–120 (2018)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ramm, A.G., Hoang, N.S.: Dynamical Systems Method and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2011)
An edited book
Hu, Q.: Markov Decision Processes With Their Applications. Springer US, Boston, MA (2008)
A chapter in an edited book
Zhai, Z., Kijewski-Correa, T., Kareem, A., Hachen, D., Madey, G.: Citizen Engineering: Evolving OSS Practices to Engineering Design and Analysis. In: Hammouda, I., Lundell, B., Mikkonen, T., and Scacchi, W. (eds.) Open Source Systems: Long-Term Sustainability: 8th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2012, Hammamet, Tunisia, September 10-13, 2012. Proceedings. pp. 61–77. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)

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 Inventiones mathematicae.

Blog post
Carpineti, A.: Astronomers Discovered Where A Radio Burst Is From For The First Time


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: FAA Budget Policies and Practices. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2004)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Francom, C.: Análisis sociolingüístico de eleccion de lengua en encuentros de servicio: Una perspectiva etnográfica y experimental, (2012)

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
Gates, A.: A Showman, His Stage Life and His Unhappy End, (2017)

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 titleInventiones mathematicae
AbbreviationInvent. Math.
ISSN (print)0020-9910
ISSN (online)1432-1297
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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