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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Geometry. 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
Svoboda, P.: Journal club. A molecular biologist explores how new genomic tools can be applied to wild animals. Nature. 465, 529 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Zaher, H.S., Green, R.: Quality control by the ribosome following peptide bond formation. Nature. 457, 161–166 (2009)
A journal article with 3 authors
Makovicky, P.J., Apesteguía, S., Agnolín, F.L.: The earliest dromaeosaurid theropod from South America. Nature. 437, 1007–1011 (2005)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ma, Y., Szostkiewicz, I., Korte, A., Moes, D., Yang, Y., Christmann, A., Grill, E.: Regulators of PP2C phosphatase activity function as abscisic acid sensors. Science. 324, 1064–1068 (2009)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wegener, E.: Montagegerechte Anlagenplanung. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG (2003)
An edited book
Rousseau, C.: Mathématiques et Technologie. Springer, New York, NY (2009)
A chapter in an edited book
Kranert, M., Kusch, S., Huang, J., Fischer, K.: Anaerobic Digestion of Waste. In: Karagiannidis, A. (ed.) Waste to Energy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Transition Economies. pp. 107–135. Springer, London (2012)

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.

Blog post
Luntz, S.: Astronomers Solve Supernova Mystery,


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: Supplemental Security Income Computerized System Development Process. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1979)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Koller, R.J.: The nonlinear relationship of individual commitment to organizational change and behavioral support, (2014)

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
Etheredge, P. by G.: Voyeur | Christmas Trees, (2016)

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
AbbreviationJ. Geom.
ISSN (print)0047-2468
ISSN (online)1420-8997
ScopeGeometry and Topology

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