How to format your references using the Journal of Applied Logic citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Applied Logic. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
E. Maskin, Economics. Can neural data improve economics?, Science. 321 (2008) 1788–1789.
A journal article with 2 authors
K.D. Huynh, J.T. Lee, Inheritance of a pre-inactivated paternal X chromosome in early mouse embryos, Nature. 426 (2003) 857–862.
A journal article with 3 authors
M.L. Rudolph, V. Lekić, C. Lithgow-Bertelloni, Viscosity jump in Earth’s mid-mantle, Science. 350 (2015) 1349–1352.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A.C.N. Garabato, D.P. Stevens, A.J. Watson, W. Roether, Short-circuiting of the overturning circulation in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, Nature. 447 (2007) 194–197.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J. Jiang, C. Zhang, Fundamentals and Applications of Lithium-ion Batteries in Electric Drive Vehicles, John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore, 2015.
An edited book
G. Werle, L. Fernandez, M. Vormbaum, eds., Africa and the International Criminal Court, T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
E. Schlatter, Physiological and Pathophysiological Regulation of Transporters for Organic Cations, in: G. Ciarimboli, S. Gautron, E. Schlatter (Eds.), Organic Cation Transporters: Integration of Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016: pp. 139–169.

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 Applied Logic.

Blog post
J. Fang, Life’s Building Blocks May Have Arisen Simultaneously, IFLScience. (2015).


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, Cloud Computing: Agencies Need to Incorporate Key Practices to Ensure Effective Performance, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2016.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
H. Okada, Modulation of BACE1 by a novel sorting nexin in Alzheimer’s disease, Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, 2008.

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
K. Feeney, Storefront Takeout, From Scratch, New York Times. (2007) NJ6.

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 Applied Logic
AbbreviationJ. Appl. Log.
ISSN (print)1570-8683
ScopeApplied Mathematics

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