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
Chan FK-M. Cell biology: A guardian angel of cell integrity. Nature. 2014 Sep 4;513(7516):38–40.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rignot E, Thomas RH. Mass balance of polar ice sheets. Science. 2002 Aug 30;297(5586):1502–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
Oliveira RF, Carneiro LA, Canário AVM. Behavioural endocrinology: no hormonal response in tied fights. Nature. 2005 Sep 8;437(7056):207–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Tellides G, Tereb DA, Kirkiles-Smith NC, Kim RW, Wilson JH, Schechner JS, et al. Interferon-gamma elicits arteriosclerosis in the absence of leukocytes. Nature. 2000 Jan 13;403(6766):207–11.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Norris L. Transplant Administration. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2014.
An edited book
Podesser BK, Chambers DJ, editors. New Solutions for the Heart: An Update in Advanced Perioperative Protection. Vienna: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Stroo HF, Norris RD. Alternatives For In Situ Bioremediation Of Perchlorate. In: Borden RC, Coates JD, Cox EE, Downey DC, Evans PJ, Hatzinger PB, et al., editors. In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater. New York, NY: Springer; 2009. p. 79–90.

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. Why The Eastern Coyote Should Be A Separate Species: The “Coywolf’’” [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. University Funding: Assessing Federal Funding Mechanisms for University Research. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1986 Feb. Report No.: RCED-86-75.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Zhang X. Electroweak interactions and the delta resonance in a chiral effective field theory for nuclei [Doctoral dissertation]. [Bloomington, IN]: Indiana University; 2012.

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
Nordland R. Russia Signs Agreement Expanding Syrian Bases. New York Times. 2017 Jan 20;A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Chan 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Chan 2014; Rignot and Thomas 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Rignot and Thomas 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Tellides et al. 2000)

About the journal

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

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