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
Jensen, M.H.: Obituary: Per Bak (1947-2002). Nature. 420, 284 (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
Green, C.B., Menaker, M.: Circadian rhythms. Clocks on the brain. Science. 301, 319–320 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang, Z., Szolnoki, A., Perc, M.: Optimal interdependence between networks for the evolution of cooperation. Sci. Rep. 3, 2470 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ding, Z., Wu, C.-J., Chu, G.C., Xiao, Y., Ho, D., Zhang, J., Perry, S.R., Labrot, E.S., Wu, X., Lis, R., Hoshida, Y., Hiller, D., Hu, B., Jiang, S., Zheng, H., Stegh, A.H., Scott, K.L., Signoretti, S., Bardeesy, N., Wang, Y.A., Hill, D.E., Golub, T.R., Stampfer, M.J., Wong, W.H., Loda, M., Mucci, L., Chin, L., DePinho, R.A.: SMAD4-dependent barrier constrains prostate cancer growth and metastatic progression. Nature. 470, 269–273 (2011)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Massad, J.J., Cagna, D.R., Goodacre, C.J., Wicks, R.A., Ahuja, S.A.: Application of the Neutral Zone in Prosthodontics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2017)
An edited book
Cordeiro, J., Shishkov, B., Ranchordas, A., Helfert, M. eds: Software and Data Technologies: Third International Conference, ICSOFT 2008, Porto, Portugal, July 22-24, 2008, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)
A chapter in an edited book
Dana, R.H., Allen, J.: Transitions Integrating Research and Practice. In: Dana, R.H. and Allen, J. (eds.) Cultural Competency Training in a Global Society. pp. 67–78. Springer, New York, NY (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 Imaging and Vision.

Blog post
Hamilton, K.: Plate Tectonics: New Findings Fill Out The 50-Year-Old Theory That Explains Earth’s Landmasses,


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: NASA Aeronautics: Efforts to Preserve U.S. Leadership in the Aeronautics Industry Are Limited. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1992)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Duncan, E.A.: Environmental controls of black abalone body temperature determine risks of thermal stress and disease, (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
Mallozzi, V.M.: For Their Wedding, the Moon Dimmed the Lights, (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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