How to format your references using the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision. 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
Watts, C.: Immunology. The bell tolls for phagosome maturation. Science. 304, 976–977 (2004)
A journal article with 2 authors
Silphaduang, U., Noga, E.J.: Peptide antibiotics in mast cells of fish. Nature. 414, 268–269 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Moses, M.J., Fettinger, J.C., Eichhorn, B.W.: Interpenetrating As20 fullerene and Ni12 icosahedra in the onion-skin [As@Ni12@As20]3- ion. Science. 300, 778–780 (2003)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chamoun, Z., Mann, R.K., Nellen, D., von Kessler, D.P., Bellotto, M., Beachy, P.A., Basler, K.: Skinny hedgehog, an acyltransferase required for palmitoylation and activity of the hedgehog signal. Science. 293, 2080–2084 (2001)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Benmammar, B., Amraoui, A.: Radio Resource Allocation and Dynamic Spectrum Access. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA (2013)
An edited book
Boullata, J.I., Armenti, V.T. eds: Handbook of Drug-Nutrient Interactions. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Solnick, J.V., O’rourke, J.L., Vandamme, P., Lee, A.: The Genus Helicobacter. In: Dworkin, M., Falkow, S., Rosenberg, E., Schleifer, K.-H., and Stackebrandt, E. (eds.) The Prokaryotes: Volume 7: Proteobacteria: Delta, Epsilon Subclass. pp. 139–177. Springer, New York, NY (2006)

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 Imaging and Vision.

Blog post
Carpineti, C.: Check Out The Ingenious Way This Seal Manages To Avoid Hungry Orcas,


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: Excluded Parties List System: Suspended and Debarred Businesses and Individuals Improperly Receive Federal Funds. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2009)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Visweswaran, K.: Face Recognition Technique for Blurred/Unclear Images, (2017)

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
Kelly, M.: Clinton Names Team to Probe U.S. Agencies, (1992)

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 Imaging and Vision
AbbreviationJ. Math. Imaging Vis.
ISSN (print)0924-9907
ISSN (online)1573-7683
ScopeComputer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Applied Mathematics
Geometry and Topology
Modelling and Simulation
Statistics and Probability
Condensed Matter Physics

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