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
Buckingham S. Bioinformatics: programmed for success. Nature. 2003 Sep 11;425(6954):209–15.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ortega-Jimenez VM, Dudley R. Spiderweb deformation induced by electrostatically charged insects. Sci. Rep. 2013;3:2108.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ghodbane R, Raoult D, Drancourt M. Dramatic reduction of culture time of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sci. Rep. 2014 Feb 28;4:4236.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Badano JL, Leitch CC, Ansley SJ, May-Simera H, Lawson S, Lewis RA, et al. Dissection of epistasis in oligogenic Bardet-Biedl syndrome. Nature. 2006 Jan 19;439(7074):326–30.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bates J, Gallon C, Bocci M, Walker S, Taylor T. Converged Multimedia Networks. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Jørgensen U, Brodersen S, editors. Engineering Professionalism: Engineering Practices in Work and Education. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Kumpulainen K, Lankinen T. Striving for Educational Equity and Excellence. In: Niemi H, Toom A, Kallioniemi A, editors. Miracle of Education: The Principles and Practices of Teaching and Learning in Finnish Schools. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2012. p. 69–81.

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
Andrew E. Staring Into Someone’s Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/you-can-alter-your-mind-staring-someones-eyes-10-minutes/

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. Responses to Questions for the Record: March 18, 2009, Hearing on ATC Modernization: Near-Term Achievable Goals. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 May. Report No.: GAO-09-718R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Viator L. Thanatos [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 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
Conte L. Scouting Report. New York Times. 2011 Apr 7;E7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Buckingham 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Buckingham 2003; Buckingham 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Ortega-Jimenez and Dudley 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Badano et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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