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
Moro-Martín A. Spanish changes are scientific suicide. Nature. 2012 Feb 15;482(7385):277.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mori M, Umemura M. The evolution of galaxies from primeval irregulars to present-day ellipticals. Nature. 2006 Mar 30;440(7084):644–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yoshino T, Walter MJ, Katsura T. Core formation in planetesimals triggered by permeable flow. Nature. 2003 Mar 13;422(6928):154–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Thines B, Katsir L, Melotto M, Niu Y, Mandaokar A, Liu G, et al. JAZ repressor proteins are targets of the SCF(COI1) complex during jasmonate signalling. Nature. 2007 Aug 9;448(7154):661–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Higman BW. How Food Made History. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2011.
An edited book
Nakamura T. Urban Mining Systems. Halada K, editor. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Takada T, Nakamura M, Yamana K. DNA-Assisted Multichromophore Assembly. In: Nakatani K, Tor Y, editors. Modified Nucleic Acids. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 101–21.

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
Andrews R. The UAE Wants To Build A City On Mars By 2117 [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/uae-build-city-mars-2117/

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. Expenditures for Public Affairs Activities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1973 Jul. Report No.: B-161939.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Fink DC. An Exposure Assessment of Paper Dust in a Coupon Manufacturing Facility [Doctoral dissertation]. [Tampa, FL]: University of South Florida; 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
Cooper H. Bush Is Likely to End Term With Iran Issue Unsettled. New York Times. 2008 Jun 21;A10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Moro-Martín 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Mori and Umemura 2006; Moro-Martín 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Mori and Umemura 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Thines et al. 2007)

About the journal

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

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