How to format your references using the Journal of Engineering Mathematics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Engineering 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
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Bennett CL (2006) Cosmology from start to finish. Nature 440:1126–1131
A journal article with 2 authors
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Mittermaier A, Kay LE (2006) New tools provide new insights in NMR studies of protein dynamics. Science 312:224–228
A journal article with 3 authors
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Baarlink C, Wang H, Grosse R (2013) Nuclear actin network assembly by formins regulates the SRF coactivator MAL. Science 340:864–867
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Metzger E, Imhof A, Patel D, et al (2010) Phosphorylation of histone H3T6 by PKCbeta(I) controls demethylation at histone H3K4. Nature 464:792–796

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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Hamdan M, Righetti PG (2005) Proteomics Today. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Nikoletseas SE (2005) Experimental and Efficient Algorithms: 4th International Workshop, WEA 2005, Santorini Island, Greece, May 10-13, 2005. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Davidson PA, Kaneda Y, Ishida T (2007) On the Decay of Isotropic Turbulence. In: Oberlack M, Khujadze G, Günther S, et al (eds) Progress in Turbulence II: Proceedings of the iTi Conference in Turbulence 2005. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 27–30

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 Engineering Mathematics.

Blog post
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Taub B (2016) Ancient Mummified Crocodile Found To Be Harboring Dozens Of Babies. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-mummified-crocodiles-found-harboring-dozens-babies/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (2000) Army Corps of Engineers: An Assessment of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement of the Lower Snake River Dams. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

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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Farnham RB (2012) Processing and inpainting of sparse data as applied to atomic force microscopy imaging. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Brantley B (2017) We’re All Doomed. It Says So in the Script. New York Times C4

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 Engineering Mathematics
AbbreviationJ. Eng. Math.
ISSN (print)0022-0833
ISSN (online)1573-2703
ScopeGeneral Engineering
General Mathematics

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