How to format your references using the Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung. 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
Ziff, R.M.: Mathematics. Getting the jump on explosive percolation. Science. 339, 1159–1160 (2013)
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, X., Ha, T.: Defining single molecular forces required to activate integrin and notch signaling. Science. 340, 991–994 (2013)
A journal article with 3 authors
Vivier, E., Nunès, J.A., Vély, F.: Natural killer cell signaling pathways. Science. 306, 1517–1519 (2004)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Jessop, P.G., Heldebrant, D.J., Li, X., Eckert, C.A., Liotta, C.L.: Green chemistry: reversible nonpolar-to-polar solvent. Nature. 436, 1102 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Marsh, N.: Forensic Photography. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2014)
An edited book
Logothetidis, S. ed: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
de Chiara, C., Pastore, A.: Polyglutamine Diseases and Neurodegeneration: The Example of Ataxin-1. In: Brnjas-Kraljević, J. and Pifat-Mrzljak, G. (eds.) Supramolecular Structure and Function 10. pp. 87–99. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2011)

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 Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung.

Blog post
Davis, J.: Researchers Turn To Science To Try And Save World’s Coral Reefs,


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: Schools and Workplaces: An Overview of Successful and Unsuccessful Practices. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1995)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Oppenheim, J.N.: Examination of Oncology Summer Camp Attendance, Psychosocial Adjustment, and Perceived Social Support Among Pediatric Cancer Patients and Siblings, (2017)

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
Kelly, C.: The Skipper Is Waiting, (2010)

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 titleJahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung
AbbreviationJahresber. Dtsch. Math.-Ver.
ISSN (print)0012-0456
ISSN (online)1869-7135

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