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
Tammaro, P.: Journal club. A physiologist notes the similarities between animal and plant electricity. Nature. 458, 11 (2009)
A journal article with 2 authors
Politi, Y., Weaver, J.C.: Biomineralization. Built for tough conditions. Science. 347, 712–713 (2015)
A journal article with 3 authors
Duan, Q., Goodale, E., Quan, R.-C.: Bird fruit preferences match the frequency of fruit colours in tropical Asia. Sci. Rep. 4, 5627 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
MacLennan, C.A., Gilchrist, J.J., Gordon, M.A., Cunningham, A.F., Cobbold, M., Goodall, M., Kingsley, R.A., van Oosterhout, J.J.G., Msefula, C.L., Mandala, W.L., Leyton, D.L., Marshall, J.L., Gondwe, E.N., Bobat, S., López-Macías, C., Doffinger, R., Henderson, I.R., Zijlstra, E.E., Dougan, G., Drayson, M.T., MacLennan, I.C.M., Molyneux, M.E.: Dysregulated humoral immunity to nontyphoidal Salmonella in HIV-infected African adults. Science. 328, 508–512 (2010)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rigo, M.: Formal Languages, Automata and Numeration Systems 1. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2014)
An edited book
Abdi, A.A., Shultz, L., Pillay, T. eds: Decolonizing Global Citizenship Education. SensePublishers, Rotterdam (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
De Salve, A., Mori, P., Ricci, L., Al-Aaridhi, R., Graffi, K.: Privacy-Preserving Data Allocation in Decentralized Online Social Networks. In: Jelasity, M. and Kalyvianaki, E. (eds.) Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems: 16th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2016, Held as Part of the 11th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques, DisCoTec 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 6-9, 2016, Proceedings. pp. 47–60. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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
Andrew, E.: John Oliver Hilariously Interviews Stephen Hawking,


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: Adolescent Drug Use Prevention: Common Features of Promising Community Programs. 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
Kalinec-Craig, C.: A case study of four Latina/o pre-service teachers in learning to teach mathematics for understanding and integrate a child’s out-of-school mathematical knowledge and experiences, (2012)

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
Kenigsberg, B.: Film Series, (2017)

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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