How to format your references using the Journal de mathématiques pures et appliquées citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal de mathématiques pures et appliquées. 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
N. Guillén, Infection biology: Nibbled to death, Nature. 508 (2014) 462–463.
A journal article with 2 authors
G. Chang, C.B. Roth, Structure of MsbA from E. coli: a homolog of the multidrug resistance ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters, Science. 293 (2001) 1793–1800.
A journal article with 3 authors
B.T. Ho, M. Basler, J.J. Mekalanos, Type 6 secretion system-mediated immunity to type 4 secretion system-mediated gene transfer, Science. 342 (2013) 250–253.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J.-M. Li, Z.-X. Jin, F. Hagedorn, M.-H. Li, Short-term parasite-infection alters already the biomass, activity and functional diversity of soil microbial communities, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 6895.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
E. Morrow, A. Boaz, S. Brearley, F. Ross, Handbook of Service User Involvement in Nursing and Healthcare Research, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2011.
An edited book
A.S. Kibos, B.P. Knight, V. Essebag, S.B. Fishberger, M. Slevin, I.C. Țintoiu, eds., Cardiac Arrhythmias: From Basic Mechanism to State-of-the-Art Management, Springer, London, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
T.P. Collignon, M.B. van Gijzen, Parallel Scientific Computing on Loosely Coupled Networks of Computers, in: B. Koren, K. Vuik (Eds.), Advanced Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010: pp. 79–106.

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 Journal de mathématiques pures et appliquées.

Blog post
E. Andrew, Scientists Discover The Secret Of Why Indian Food Tastes So Good, IFLScience. (2015). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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, Research Fleet Modernization: NOAA Needs to Consider Alternatives to the Acquisition of New Vessels, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1994.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
D. Walker, University Research Adminstrators’ Perception of Incivility and the Relationship to Employee Engagement, Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix, 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
M. Furber, R. Pérez-Peña, Family Asks: Why Did Police Kill Woman Who Called 911?, New York Times. (2017) A15.

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 titleJournal de mathématiques pures et appliquées
AbbreviationJ. Math. Pures Appl.
ISSN (print)0021-7824
ScopeGeneral Mathematics
Applied Mathematics

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