How to format your references using the Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics. 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
Chicurel, M.: Bioinformatics: bringing it all together. Nature. 419, 751, 753, 755 passim (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
Olson, E.L., Allen, R.M.: The deterministic nature of earthquake rupture. Nature. 438, 212–215 (2005)
A journal article with 3 authors
Gregoire, L.J., Payne, A.J., Valdes, P.J.: Deglacial rapid sea level rises caused by ice-sheet saddle collapses. Nature. 487, 219–222 (2012)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Caraveo, P.A., Bignami, G.F., DeLuca, A., Mereghetti, S., Pellizzoni, A., Mignani, R., Tur, A., Becker, W.: Geminga’s tails: a pulsar bow shock probing the interstellar medium. Science. 301, 1345–1347 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hurst, K.: Primary Care Trust Workforce Planning and Development. Whurr Publishers Ltd, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2008)
An edited book
Casanovas, P., Pagallo, U., Sartor, G., Ajani, G. eds: AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems. Complex Systems, the Semantic Web, Ontologies, Argumentation, and Dialogue: International Workshops AICOL-I/IVR-XXIV Beijing, China, September19, 2009 and AICOL-II/JURIX 2009, Rotterdam,The Netherlands, December 16, 2009 Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Klen, E.R.: Co-creation and Co-innovation in a Collaborative Networked Environment. In: Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Paraskakis, I., and Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.) Leveraging Knowledge for Innovation in Collaborative Networks: 10th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 7-9, 2009. Proceedings. pp. 33–40. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)

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 Mathematical Fluid Mechanics.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: Hype Around Cannabis As A Treatment For Cancer Is Undeserved,


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: Bureau of Indian Affairs: Distribution of Fiscal Year 2000 Indian Reservation Roads Funds. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2000)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Do, N.H.: An examination of support systems to enable Vietnamese immigrants to acquire English skills, (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
Grynbaum, M.M., Victor, D.: Fox News Retracts Theory On Killing of D.N.C. Aide, (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 Mathematical Fluid Mechanics
AbbreviationJ. Math. Fluid Mech.
ISSN (print)1422-6928
ISSN (online)1422-6952
ScopeApplied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Mathematical Physics
Condensed Matter Physics

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