How to format your references using the Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications. 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
Vinge, V.: 2020 computing: the creativity machine. Nature. 440, 411 (2006)
A journal article with 2 authors
Liotta, L.A., Kohn, E.C.: The microenvironment of the tumour-host interface. Nature. 411, 375–379 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Bichot, N.P., Rossi, A.F., Desimone, R.: Parallel and serial neural mechanisms for visual search in macaque area V4. Science. 308, 529–534 (2005)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ivanova, N.B., Dimos, J.T., Schaniel, C., Hackney, J.A., Moore, K.A., Lemischka, I.R.: A stem cell molecular signature. Science. 298, 601–604 (2002)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wang, J., Wang, Q.: Body Area Communications. John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore (2012)
An edited book
Brunner, R.D.: Adaptive Governance and Climate Change. American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Fortunati, L., Manganelli, A.M., Law, P.-L., Yang, S.: The “Mobile” Face of Contemporary China. In: Law, P.-L. (ed.) New Connectivities in China: Virtual, Actual and Local Interactions. pp. 53–65. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2012)

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 Fourier Analysis and Applications.

Blog post
Luntz, S.: Egyptian Bats’ Calls Reveal Who They Are Talking To


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: Deferred Maintenance: Reporting Requirements and Identified Issues. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1997)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Goshin, L.S.: Behavior Problems and Competence in Preschoolers Who Spent Their First One to Eighteen Months in a Prison Nursery Program, (2010)

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
Vecsey, G.: The Way Forward: Recalling Forest Hills, (2012)

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 Fourier Analysis and Applications
AbbreviationJ. Fourier Anal. Appl.
ISSN (print)1069-5869
ISSN (online)1531-5851
ScopeGeneral Mathematics
Applied Mathematics

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