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
Rodrigues, A.S.L.: Ecology. Are global conservation efforts successful? Science. 313, 1051–1052 (2006)
A journal article with 2 authors
Shirane, M., Nakayama, K.I.: Protrudin induces neurite formation by directional membrane trafficking. Science. 314, 818–821 (2006)
A journal article with 3 authors
Harley, H.E., Putman, E.A., Roitblat, H.L.: Bottlenose dolphins perceive object features through echolocation. Nature. 424, 667–669 (2003)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Flack, J.C., Girvan, M., de Waal, F.B.M., Krakauer, D.C.: Policing stabilizes construction of social niches in primates. Nature. 439, 426–429 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Green, P.E., Jr.: Fiber to the Home. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2005)
An edited book
Hnyk, D., McKee, M. eds: Boron: The Fifth Element. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Castegren, E., Östlund, J., Wrigstad, T.: Refined Ownership: In: Bernardo, M. and Johnsen, E.B. (eds.) Formal Methods for Multicore Programming: 15th International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication, and Software Systems, SFM 2015, Bertinoro, Italy, June 15-19, 2015, Advanced Lectures. pp. 179–210. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)

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.: The Big Sleep: Science Is Waking Up To The Curious Story Of Narcolepsy,


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: Space Station: Russian Compliance With Safety Requirements. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2000)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pitron, J.E.: The influence of exemplary followership on organizational performance: A phenomenological approach, (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
Yablonsky, L.: Upping the Ante, (2011)

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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