How to format your references using the Journal of Functional Analysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Functional Analysis. 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
S. Cuomo, Beyond the ivory tower. The sinews of war: ancient catapults, Science. 303 (2004) 771–772.
A journal article with 2 authors
F. Murray, S. Stern, ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Linking and leveraging, Science. 348 (2015) 1203.
A journal article with 3 authors
J. Cumings, P.G. Collins, A. Zettl, Peeling and sharpening multiwall nanotubes, Nature. 406 (2000) 586.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
R. Rucker, D. Storms, A. Sheets, E. Tchaparian, A. Fascetti, Biochemistry: is pyrroloquinoline quinone a vitamin?, Nature. 433 (2005) E10-1; discussion E11-2.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Y. Marcus, Supercritical Water, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2012.
An edited book
S. Yamada, OSS Reliability Measurement and Assessment, 1st ed. 2016, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
G.K. Pugalendhi, M. David, A.A. Victoire, A Hybrid Approach to Estimate True Density Function for Gene Expression Data, in: D. Nagamalai, E. Renault, M. Dhanuskodi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Image Processing and Information Technology: First International Conference on Digital Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, DPPR 2011, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India, September 23-25, 2011. Proceedings, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011: pp. 44–54.

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 Functional Analysis.

Blog post
T. Hale, China Finally Confirms Their Space Station Is Crashing Towards Earth, IFLScience. (2016). (accessed October 30, 2018).


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, Higher Education: Use of New Data Could Help Improve Oversight of Distance Education, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
C.M. Rholdon, Analyzing Leadership Practices of Enrollment Management at Fletcher Technical Community College, Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University, 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
G. Prochnik, I’m Thinking. Please. Be Quiet, New York Times. (2013) SR4.

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 Functional Analysis
AbbreviationJ. Funct. Anal.
ISSN (print)0022-1236

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