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
Tobie G. Planetary science: Enceladus’ hot springs. Nature. 2015 Mar 12;519(7542):162–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chase JM, Leibold MA. Spatial scale dictates the productivity-biodiversity relationship. Nature. 2002 Mar 28;416(6879):427–30.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kim H, Chen J, Yu X. Ubiquitin-binding protein RAP80 mediates BRCA1-dependent DNA damage response. Science. 2007 May 25;316(5828):1202–5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Nikolov N, Sing DK, Fortney JJ, Goyal JM, Drummond B, Evans TM, et al. An absolute sodium abundance for a cloud-free “hot Saturn” exoplanet. Nature. 2018 May;557(7706):526–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Biegelman MT, Biegelman DR. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
Pasman HJ, Kirillov IA, editors. Resilience of Cities to Terrorist and other Threats: Learning from 9/11 and further Research Issues. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
Yamaguchi H, Takahara H. High-Speed Data Transmission Technology for the NEC SX-9. In: Resch M, Benkert K, Wang X, Galle M, Bez W, Kobayashi H, et al., editors. High Performance Computing on Vector Systems 2010. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. p. 63–71.

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. Your Blood Type Could Influence Your Chance Of Developing Alzheimer’s. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.


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. Airline Deregulation: Addressing the Air Service Problems of Some Communities. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Jun. Report No.: T-RCED-97-187.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Naro A. The effects of the structural components of 4-H residential summer programs on the achievement of the essential elements of positive youth development and the acquisition of targeted life skills [Doctoral dissertation]. [Mississippi State, MS]: Mississippi State University; 2016.

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
Crow K. UPPER WEST SIDE. New York Times. 2001 Aug 19;145.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Tobie 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Chase and Leibold 2002; Tobie 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Chase and Leibold 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Nikolov et al. 2018)

About the journal

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

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