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
Cohen JE. Human population: the next half century. Science. 2003 Nov 14;302(5648):1172–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chemla YR, Ha T. Biophysics. Ultraslow relaxation of confined DNA. Science. 2014 Jul 25;345(6195):380–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
Finn CA, Sisson TW, Deszcz-Pan M. Aerogeophysical measurements of collapse-prone hydrothermally altered zones at Mount Rainier volcano. Nature. 2001 Feb 1;409(6820):600–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Yokoyama T, Yokoyama S, Kamikado T, Okuno Y, Mashiko S. Selective assembly on a surface of supramolecular aggregates with controlled size and shape. Nature. 2001 Oct 11;413(6856):619–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Girling P. Operational Risk Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
Gudmundsdottir GB, Vasbø KB, editors. Methodological Challenges When Exploring Digital Learning Spaces in Education. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Geller B. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, Police Department. In: Ivković SK, Haberfeld MR, editors. Enhancing Police Integrity. New York, NY: Springer; 2006. p. 83–109.

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
Hamilton K. 8 Space Reasons To Look Up In 2017 [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. Highway Infrastructure: Preliminary Information on the Timely Completion of Highway Construction Projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2002 Sep. Report No.: GAO-02-1067T.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Rahschulte RL. An Examination of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Detect, Practice, and Repair versus Traditional Cover, Copy, and Compare Procedures: A Component Analysis [Doctoral dissertation]. [Cincinnati, OH]: University of Cincinnati; 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
Eligon J. Trump’s ‘Carnage’ Label Misses Complex Reality of Many Urban Areas. New York Times. 2017 Jan 28;A12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cohen 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Chemla and Ha 2014; Cohen 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Chemla and Ha 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Yokoyama 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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