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
Goodman, S.: Geneticist takes top job at museum. Nature. 415, 351 (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
Wells, J.A., McClendon, C.L.: Reaching for high-hanging fruit in drug discovery at protein-protein interfaces. Nature. 450, 1001–1009 (2007)
A journal article with 3 authors
Pregibon, D.C., Toner, M., Doyle, P.S.: Multifunctional encoded particles for high-throughput biomolecule analysis. Science. 315, 1393–1396 (2007)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Muotri, A.R., Chu, V.T., Marchetto, M.C.N., Deng, W., Moran, J.V., Gage, F.H.: Somatic mosaicism in neuronal precursor cells mediated by L1 retrotransposition. Nature. 435, 903–910 (2005)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Leroy, L.: Eyestrain Reduction in Stereoscopy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2016)
An edited book
Wu, S., Fan, Y., Tian, Y. eds: Atlas of Single-Incision Laparoscopic Operations in General Surgery. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Tahirovic, A., Magnani, G.: Conclusion. In: Magnani, G. (ed.) Passivity-Based Model Predictive Control for Mobile Vehicle Motion Planning. pp. 53–54. Springer, London (2013)

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
Andrew, E.: Bubonic Plague Outbreak Spreads in Madagascar,


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: Air Force ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1990)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Lakin, B.K.: Reading First program effects on students with disabilities, (2009)

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
Philipps, D., Hubbard, B.: U.S. Soldier Who Survived Fatal Attack by a Jordanian Tells His Story, (2017)

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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