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
Clary, D.C.: Quantum dynamics of chemical reactions. Science. 321, 789–791 (2008)
A journal article with 2 authors
Hightower, M., Pierce, S.A.: The energy challenge. Nature. 452, 285–286 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
Zabow, G., Dodd, S.J., Koretsky, A.P.: Shape-changing magnetic assemblies as high-sensitivity NMR-readable nanoprobes. Nature. 520, 73–77 (2015)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Maeshima, Y., Sudhakar, A., Lively, J.C., Ueki, K., Kharbanda, S., Kahn, C.R., Sonenberg, N., Hynes, R.O., Kalluri, R.: Tumstatin, an endothelial cell-specific inhibitor of protein synthesis. Science. 295, 140–143 (2002)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pease, G.: Optimize Your Greatest Asset-Your People. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ (2015)
An edited book
Meier, A.: eBusiness & eCommerce: Managing the Digital Value Chain. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)
A chapter in an edited book
Liao, I.-C., Deng, Y.-S., You, H.-C.: The Emotion and Personality User Perception in Multi-screen Interaction. In: Marcus, A. (ed.) Design, User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences: 5th International Conference, DUXU 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, Canada, July 17–22, 2016, Proceedings, Part II. pp. 34–45. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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
Fang, J.: Fat Grizzlies Reveal Natural, Reversible Diabetes,


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: Business Systems Modernization: Internal Revenue Service’s Fiscal Year 2007 Expenditure Plan. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2007)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kang, E.Y.: Late Twentieth-Century Piano Concert Etudes: A Style Study, (2010)

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
Brantley, B.: They Sing and Dance, but This Isn’t “La La Land’, (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 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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