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
Liu J. Disease outbreak: Finish the fight against Ebola. Nature. 2015 Aug 6;524(7563):27–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Galant R, Carroll SB. Evolution of a transcriptional repression domain in an insect Hox protein. Nature. 2002 Feb 21;415(6874):910–3.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bichot NP, Rossi AF, Desimone R. Parallel and serial neural mechanisms for visual search in macaque area V4. Science. 2005 Apr 22;308(5721):529–34.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Irwin RP 3rd, Maxwell TA, Howard AD, Craddock RA, Leverington DW. A large paleolake basin at the head of Ma’adim Vallis, Mars. Science. 2002 Jun 21;296(5576):2209–12.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Deichmann U. Flüchten, Mitmachen, Vergessen. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
S. Choras R, editor. Image Processing and Communications Challenges 5. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Kounine L. Satanic Fury: Depictions of the Devil’s Rage in Nicolas Remy’s Daemonolatria. In: Kounine L, Ostling M, editors. Emotions in the History of Witchcraft. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2016. p. 57–76.

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. Zombie Worms Chewed Their Way Through Prehistoric Marine Reptile Bones. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

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. Aviation Security: Further Steps Needed to Strengthen the Security of Commercial Airport Perimeters and Access Controls. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2004 Jun. Report No.: GAO-04-728.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Spowart SA. Long-Term Mindfulness Meditation: Anxiety, Depression, Stress and Pain, Is There A Connection For Public Health? [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 2014.

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
Shear MD, Cooper H, Schmitt E. Trump Warns Assad After Reports of Possible Gas Preparations. New York Times. 2017 Jun 27;A11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Liu 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Galant and Carroll 2002; Liu 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Galant and Carroll 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Irwin et al. 2002)

About the journal

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

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