How to format your references using the Journal of Mathematics in Industry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Mathematics in Industry. 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
Hanson J. John Cornforth (1917-2013). Nature. 2014 Feb 6;506(7486):35.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhang K, Kaufman RJ. From endoplasmic-reticulum stress to the inflammatory response. Nature. 2008 Jul 24;454(7203):455–62.
A journal article with 3 authors
Long MA, Jin DZ, Fee MS. Support for a synaptic chain model of neuronal sequence generation. Nature. 2010 Nov 18;468(7322):394–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Tang Q, Wang C, Wang D, Pawlowicz R. Seismic, satellite, and site observations of internal solitary waves in the NE South China Sea. Sci. Rep. 2014 Jun 20;4:5374.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Carne EB. Connections for the Digital Age. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
Haigh JD. The Sun, Solar Analogs and the Climate: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 34 2004 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. Giampapa MS, Lockwood M, Rüedi I, Schmutz W, Güdel M, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Mazzola G, Park J, Thalmann F. Getting Off the Ground. In: Park J, Thalmann F, editors. Musical Creativity: Strategies and Tools in Composition and Improvisation. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 21–2.

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 Mathematics in Industry.

Blog post
Luntz S. Scientists Create “BioClay” In Groundbreaking Step Towards Pest-Free Crops [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/scientists-create-bioclay-in-groundbreaking-step-towards-pestfree-crops/

Reports

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. Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites: Restructuring Is Under Way, but Challenges and Risks Remain. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007 Jun. Report No.: GAO-07-910T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Libman M. A policy analysis of the Penal Code Section 186.20-186.33: California Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 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
Crow K. 11,500 Sq. Ft., Avail. Jan. 1, (After the Inauguration). New York Times. 2001 Dec 9;144.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Hanson 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Hanson 2014; Zhang and Kaufman 2008).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Zhang and Kaufman 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Tang et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Mathematics in Industry
AbbreviationJ. Math. Ind.
ISSN (online)2190-5983
ScopeApplied Mathematics

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