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
Abbott A. Concern raised for missing biologist. Nature. 2001 Nov 29;414(6863):475.
A journal article with 2 authors
You JQ, Nori F. Atomic physics and quantum optics using superconducting circuits. Nature. 2011 Jun 29;474(7353):589–97.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nieder A, Diester I, Tudusciuc O. Temporal and spatial enumeration processes in the primate parietal cortex. Science. 2006 Sep 8;313(5792):1431–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Farley KA, Vokrouhlický D, Bottke WF, Nesvorný D. A late Miocene dust shower from the break-up of an asteroid in the main belt. Nature. 2006 Jan 19;439(7074):295–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chang CM. Service Systems Management and Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Meersman R, Panetto H, Dillon T, Missikoff M, Liu L, Pastor O, et al., editors. On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2014 Conferences: Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, and ODBASE 2014, Amantea, Italy, October 27-31, 2014, Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang S, Zhang J, Peng Z, Zhan J, Wang Q. Study on Efficiency and Effectiveness of KSORD. In: Dong G, Lin X, Wang W, Yang Y, Yu JX, editors. Advances in Data and Web Management: Joint 9th Asia-Pacific Web Conference, APWeb 2007, and 8th International Conference, on Web-Age Information Management, WAIM 2007, Huang Shan, China, June 16-18, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2007. p. 6–17.

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 D. What Is Normal Vaginal Discharge And What’s Not? [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. The F-14 Aircraft. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1972 Mar. Report No.: 092339.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Vlajic NA. Dynamics of slender, flexible structures [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 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
Widdicombe B. Humming Along With the Dead. New York Times. 2017 Jun 24;ST1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abbott 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Abbott 2001; You and Nori 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (You and Nori 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Farley 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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