How to format your references using the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics. 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
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Bohannon, J.: Why do scientists dance? Science. 330, 752 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bullock, S.L., Ish-Horowicz, D.: Conserved signals and machinery for RNA transport in Drosophila oogenesis and embryogenesis. Nature. 414, 611–616 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Smallman, H.S., MacLeod, D.I., Doyle, P.: Vision. Realignment of cones after cataract removal. Nature. 412, 604–605 (2001)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Micheli, M., Farnocchia, D., Meech, K.J., Buie, M.W., Hainaut, O.R., Prialnik, D., Schörghofer, N., Weaver, H.A., Chodas, P.W., Kleyna, J.T., Weryk, R., Wainscoat, R.J., Ebeling, H., Keane, J.V., Chambers, K.C., Koschny, D., Petropoulos, A.E.: Non-gravitational acceleration in the trajectory of 1I/2017 U1 ('Oumuamua). Nature. 559, 223–226 (2018)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Port, M.: Beyond Booked Solid. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2008)
An edited book
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Mori, K., Sakuma, I., Sato, Y., Barillot, C., Navab, N. eds: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2013: 16th International Conference, Nagoya, Japan, September 22-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
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Rosati, R.: Integrating Ontologies and Rules: Semantic and Computational Issues. In: Barahona, P., Bry, F., Franconi, E., Henze, N., and Sattler, U. (eds.) Reasoning Web: Second International Summer School 2006, Lisbon, Portugal, September 4-8, 2006, Tutorial Lectures. pp. 128–151. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2006)

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 of Algebraic Combinatorics.

Blog post
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Andrew, D.: 22 Ways To Cut Your Energy Bills (Before Spending On Solar Panels), https://www.iflscience.com/environment/22-ways-to-cut-your-energy-bills-before-spending-on-solar-panels/

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
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Government Accountability Office: [Comments on Effect of P.L. 99-177 on Teacher Loan Cancellation Program]. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1986)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Yang, Y.: Statistical Analysis of cDNA Microarrays: A Systematic Approach to Identify MTF-1 Mediated Gene Expression Profile in Response to Cadmium, (2003)

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
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Crow, K.: Need Milk? Too Bad. Maybe a Thong?, (2001)

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 of Algebraic Combinatorics
AbbreviationJ. Algebraic Combin.
ISSN (print)0925-9899
ISSN (online)1572-9192
ScopeAlgebra and Number Theory
Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

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