How to format your references using the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. 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
Metcalfe, D. B. (2014). Climate science: A sink down under. Nature, 509(7502), 566–567.
A journal article with 2 authors
Leitch, A. R., & Leitch, I. J. (2008). Genomic plasticity and the diversity of polyploid plants. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5875), 481–483.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aravanis, A. M., Pyle, J. L., & Tsien, R. W. (2003). Single synaptic vesicles fusing transiently and successively without loss of identity. Nature, 423(6940), 643–647.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Katona, G., Carpentier, P., Nivière, V., Amara, P., Adam, V., Ohana, J., et al. (2007). Raman-assisted crystallography reveals end-on peroxide intermediates in a nonheme iron enzyme. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5823), 449–453.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Durenard, E. A. (2013). Professional Automated Trading. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Pisacane, G. (2016). Arbitration in China: Rules & Perspectives. (L. Murphy & C. Zhang, Eds.). Singapore: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Williams, K., March, L., & Wassell, S. R. (2010). Leon Battista Alberti, De componendis cifris. In K. Williams, L. March, & S. R. Wassell (Eds.), The Mathematical Works of Leon Battista Alberti (pp. 169–200). Basel: Springer.

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 Teacher Education.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2017, May 31). A Giant Ringed Planet Is Likely The Cause Of Mysterious Eclipses. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (1996). Army Aviation Testing: Need to Reassess Consolidation Plan (No. NSIAD-96-87). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gornto, J. S. (2009). The impact of student leadership in classroom management on student achievement (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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
Branch, J., & Dolnick, S. (2014, February 14). Slush and Short Sleeves. New York Times, p. B12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Metcalfe 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Leitch and Leitch 2008; Metcalfe 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Leitch and Leitch 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Katona et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Mathematics Teacher Education
AbbreviationJ. Math. Teach. Educ.
ISSN (print)1386-4416
ISSN (online)1573-1820
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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