How to format your references using the Journal of Geometry and Physics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Geometry and Physics. 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
M. Orrit, Chemistry. The motions of an enzyme soloist, Science. 302 (2003) 239–240.
A journal article with 2 authors
L.C. St Laurent, A.M. Thurnherr, Intense mixing of lower thermocline water on the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Nature. 448 (2007) 680–683.
A journal article with 3 authors
S. Henikoff, K. Ahmad, H.S. Malik, The centromere paradox: stable inheritance with rapidly evolving DNA, Science. 293 (2001) 1098–1102.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J. Dan, M. Li, J. Yang, J. Li, M. Okuka, X. Ye, L. Liu, Roles for Tbx3 in regulation of two-cell state and telomere elongation in mouse ES cells, Sci. Rep. 3 (2013) 3492.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
B. Hitz, J.J. Ewing, J. Hecht, Introduction to Laser Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2005.
An edited book
S.J. Lee, Y. Kim, R. Phillips, eds., Community Well-Being and Community Development: Conceptions and Applications, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
R. Natarajan, X. Chen, R. Lau, Ultrasound Applications in Lipid Extractions from Microalgae, in: Z. Fang, R.L. Smith Jr., X. Qi (Eds.), Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ultrasound, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2015: pp. 117–139.

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 Geometry and Physics.

Blog post
S. Luntz, Seawater Can Reach Right To The Edge Of The Earth’s Core, IFLScience. (2017). (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, FAA Appropriation Issues, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
S. Yildiz, Performance analysis of space-time trellis coded MIMO-OFDM systems, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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
L. Yablonsky, Women’s Work, New York Times. (2010) M2142.

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 Geometry and Physics
AbbreviationJ. Geom. Phys.
ISSN (print)0393-0440
ScopeGeometry and Topology
Mathematical Physics
General Physics and Astronomy

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