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
Watson B. Obituary: Bert Bolin (1925-2008). Nature. 2008 Feb 7;451(7179):642.
A journal article with 2 authors
Katija K, Dabiri JO. A viscosity-enhanced mechanism for biogenic ocean mixing. Nature. 2009 Jul 30;460(7255):624–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Liu Z, Gandhi CS, Rees DC. Structure of a tetrameric MscL in an expanded intermediate state. Nature. 2009 Sep 3;461(7260):120–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Wollmann P, Cui S, Viswanathan R, Berninghausen O, Wells MN, Moldt M, et al. Structure and mechanism of the Swi2/Snf2 remodeller Mot1 in complex with its substrate TBP. Nature. 2011 Jul 6;475(7356):403–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Binnie C. Linux Server Security. Indianapolis, IN, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2016.
An edited book
Pambuccian SE. Lymph Node Cytopathology. Bardales RH, editor. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Boos M, Wanat K, Treat J. Cutaneous Emergencies in the HIV-Positive Patient. In: Buka B, Uliasz A, Krishnamurthy K, editors. Buka’s Emergencies in Dermatology. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. p. 83–101.

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
Davis J. Great Whites Feasting On A Whale Carcass Off Coast Of Massachusetts Are A Good Sign For The Species [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Army Corps of Engineers: An Assessment of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement of the Lower Snake River Dams. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000 Jul. Report No.: RCED-00-186.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hamilton SM. An Investigation of the Mass Balance of Oil and Gas Produced Versus Estimated Reserves Remaining within the A.W.P. Field, McMullen County, Texas [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 2015.

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
Hollander S. Rutgers Women Find Rhythm For 4th Straight Victory. New York Times. 1999 Dec 31;D5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Watson 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Katija and Dabiri 2009; Watson 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Katija and Dabiri 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Wollmann et al. 2011)

About the journal

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

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