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.C. Villeval, Behavioural economics: Professional identity can increase dishonesty, Nature. 516 (2014) 48–49.
A journal article with 2 authors
P.M. Davis, D.D. Jackson, Retrospective. Leon Knopoff (1925-2011), Science. 331 (2011) 1400.
A journal article with 3 authors
R. Schuch, D. Nelson, V.A. Fischetti, A bacteriolytic agent that detects and kills Bacillus anthracis, Nature. 418 (2002) 884–889.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J.A. Prince, D. Rana, T. Matsuura, N. Ayyanar, T.S. Shanmugasundaram, G. Singh, Nanofiber based triple layer hydro-philic/-phobic membrane--a solution for pore wetting in membrane distillation, Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 6949.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J. Riches, Galatians Through the Centuries, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2008.
An edited book
H.Y. Youm, M. Yung, eds., Information Security Applications: 10th International Workshop, WISA 2009, Busan, Korea, August 25-27, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
P. Thakuriah, D.G. Geers, Institutional and Policy Factors in ICT-Based Mobility Services, in: D.G. Geers (Ed.), Transportation and Information: Trends in Technology and Policy, Springer, New York, NY, 2013: pp. 73–96.

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
E. Andrew, Get a Doctor’s Note and Medical Marijuana Delivered with This New App, IFLScience. (2015).


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, Recent Development in Science and Technology: Progress and Concerns, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
C.K. Miller, Incidence and Characterization of Oral Motor, Pharyngeal, and Cervical Esophageal Swallowing Dysfunction in Pediatric Patients with Chiari 1 Malformation, Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, 2006.

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
R. Rojas, A Smelly Visit to the City’s Sewer System Ends With 3 Men Under Arrest, New York Times. (2015) A21.

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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