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
Nelson, F.E.: Geocryology. (Un)frozen in time. Science. 299, 1673–1675 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Petronczki, M., Uhlmann, F.: Cell biology. ESCRTing DNA at the cleavage site during cytokinesis. Science. 336, 166–167 (2012)
A journal article with 3 authors
Couch, S., Sparks, R.S., Carroll, M.R.: Mineral disequilibrium in lavas explained by convective self-mixing in open magma chambers. Nature. 411, 1037–1039 (2001)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Beloqui, A., Guazzaroni, M.E., Pazos, F., Vieites, J.M., Godoy, M., Golyshina, O.V., Chernikova, T.N., Waliczek, A., Silva-Rocha, R., Al-Ramahi, Y., La Cono, V., Mendez, C., Salas, J.A., Solano, R., Yakimov, M.M., Timmis, K.N., Golyshin, P.N., Ferrer, M.: Retraction. Science. 330, 912 (2010)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Broekaert, J.A.C.: Analytical Atomic Spectrometry with Flames and Plasmas. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG (2005)
An edited book
Assalia, A., Gagner, M., Schein, M. eds: Controversies in Laparoscopic Surgery. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2006)
A chapter in an edited book
Falcone, A.: Synthetic Biology, Biotechnology Patents and the Protection of Human Health. A Consideration of the Principals at Stake. In: de Miguel Beriain, I. and Romeo Casabona, C.M. (eds.) Synbio and Human Health: A Challenge to the Current IP Framework? pp. 55–76. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2014)

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
Davis, J.: Sumatran Rhino Declared Extinct In The Wild In Malaysia,


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: Medical Residents: Options Exist to Make Student Loan Payments Manageable. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1991)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Freund, S.H.: The Relationship of Academic Courses to Skills Required Of Automobile Repair Technicians, (2013)

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
Wagner, J.: With Trade Deadline Near, The Mets Joke and Lose, (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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