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
Vernos I. Research management: Quotas are questionable. Nature. 2013 Mar 7;495(7439):39.
A journal article with 2 authors
Maechler P, Wollheim CB. Mitochondrial function in normal and diabetic beta-cells. Nature. 2001 Dec 13;414(6865):807–12.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bailey S, Eliason WK, Steitz TA. Structure of hexameric DnaB helicase and its complex with a domain of DnaG primase. Science. 2007 Oct 19;318(5849):459–63.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Leung K, Józsa L, Ravasz M, Néda Z. Pattern formation. Spiral cracks without twisting. Nature. 2001 Mar 8;410(6825):166.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Henry-Labordère A. Virtual Roaming Systems for GSM, GPRS and UMTS. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2009.
An edited book
Bates S. SharePoint 2003 User’s Guide. Smith T, editor. Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Rotondi A, Pedroni P, Pievatolo A. Calcolo delle probabilità per più variabili. In: Pedroni P, Pievatolo A, editors. Probabilità, Statistica e Simulazione: Programmi applicativi scritti con Scilab. Milano: Springer; 2012. p. 117–48.

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. Life In Extreme Environments [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [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. National Institute of Standards and Technology: Carryover Balances for the Advanced Technology Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000 Mar. Report No.: RCED-00-71R.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Watts KS. The Effectiveness of a Social Story Intervention in Decreasing Disruptive Behavior in Autistic Children [Doctoral dissertation]. [Columbus, OH]: Ohio State University; 2008.

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
Hubbard B. An American in Syria, Offering a Window on Jihad. New York Times. 2017 Mar 10;A7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vernos 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Maechler and Wollheim 2001; Vernos 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Maechler and Wollheim 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Leung et al. 2001)

About the journal

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

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