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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Denrell, J.: Sociology. Indirect social influence. Science. 321, 47–48 (2008)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Raymond, J., Segrè, D.: The effect of oxygen on biochemical networks and the evolution of complex life. Science. 311, 1764–1767 (2006)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Liu, Y.-Y., Slotine, J.-J., Barabási, A.-L.: Controllability of complex networks. Nature. 473, 167–173 (2011)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Collins, S., Ruina, A., Tedrake, R., Wisse, M.: Efficient bipedal robots based on passive-dynamic walkers. Science. 307, 1082–1085 (2005)

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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Huang, H.K.: PACS and Imaging Informatics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2005)
An edited book
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Yor, M. ed: Aspects of Mathematical Finance. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2008)
A chapter in an edited book
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Wortham, S.C.: Establishing Preschool Environments in Rural West Africa. In: Clark Wortham, S. (ed.) Common Characteristics and Unique Qualities in Preschool Programs: Global Perspectives in Early Childhood Education. pp. 37–46. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2013)

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, E.: Possible Link Between Red Meat Consumption And Increased Cancer Risk Identified, https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/possible-link-between-red-meat-consumption-and-increased-cancer-risk-identified/

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: TV Marti: Costs and Compliance With Broadcast Standards and International Agreements. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1992)

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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Fuller, J.B.: The Woodsman’s Son, (2015)

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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Robles, F., Stewart, N.: A Church Shooting Defendant With ‘a Darkness to His Life,’ (2015)

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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