How to format your references using the Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied 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
Stokstad, E.: MARINE CONSERVATION: Virginia Gets Crabby About Harvest Limits. Science. 289, 1122a (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Shine, K.P., Sturges, W.T.: Atmospheric science. CO2 is not the only gas. Science. 315, 1804–1805 (2007)
A journal article with 3 authors
Fischer, J., Baumgartner, J., Marschner, C.: Synthesis and structure of sila-adamantane. Science. 310, 825 (2005)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, W.P., He, K.F., Wang, Y., Chan, H.L.W., Yan, Z.: Highly mobile and reactive state of hydrogen in metal oxide semiconductors at room temperature. Sci. Rep. 3, 3149 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McGrath, A.E.: Luther’s Theology of the Cross. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2011)
An edited book
Beyzadeoglu, M.: Radiation Oncology: A MCQ and Case Study-Based Review. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Elor, Y., Bruckstein, A.M.: A Thermodynamic Approach to the Analysis of Multi-robot Cooperative Localization under Independent Errors. In: Dorigo, M., Birattari, M., Caro, G.A.D., Doursat, R., Engelbrecht, A.P., Floreano, D., Gambardella, L.M., Groß, R., Şahin, E., Sayama, H., and Stützle, T. (eds.) Swarm Intelligence: 7th International Conference, ANTS 2010, Brussels, Belgium, September 8-10, 2010. Proceedings. pp. 36–47. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2010)

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 Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J.: Disney Researchers Make Wireless Power Transfer Breakthrough,


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: Transportation Enhancements: Status of the $2.4 Billion Authorized for Nonmotorized Transportation. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1996)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Harvey, T.N.: Effects of low pass filtered input on adult non-lexical intonation in second language acquisition, (2016)

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
Greenhouse, L.: New Leader, Tough Issues for Court in Transition, (2005)

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 titleJapan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
AbbreviationJpn. J. Ind. Appl. Math.
ISSN (print)0916-7005
ISSN (online)1868-937X
ScopeGeneral Engineering
Applied Mathematics

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