How to format your references using the Linear and Multilinear Algebra citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Linear and Multilinear Algebra. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
[1]
Gläser R. Catalysis: The complexity of intimacy. Nature. 2015;528:197–198.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Grünwald D, Singer RH. In vivo imaging of labelled endogenous β-actin mRNA during nucleocytoplasmic transport. Nature. 2010;467:604–607.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Assefa S, Xia F, Vlasov YA. Reinventing germanium avalanche photodetector for nanophotonic on-chip optical interconnects. Nature. 2010;464:80–84.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Brodersen P, Sakvarelidze-Achard L, Bruun-Rasmussen M, et al. Widespread translational inhibition by plant miRNAs and siRNAs. Science. 2008;320:1185–1190.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Armstrong HA, Brasier MD. Microfossils. Malden, MA USA: Blackwell Publishing; 2004.
An edited book
[1]
Rhee DJ. Ophthalmologic Drug Guide. 2nd ed. Colby KA, Sobrin L, Rapuano CJ, editors. New York, NY: Springer; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
von Hippel FN. The Feasibility of a Diplomatic Solution to the Confrontation over Iran’s Nuclear Program. In: Kang J, editor. Assessment of the Nuclear Programs of Iran and North Korea. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013. p. 67–76.

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 Linear and Multilinear Algebra.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew D. This Image Can Break Your Brain [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/image-can-break-your-brain/.

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Aviation Security: Long-Standing Problems Impair Airport Screeners’ Performance. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2000. Report No.: RCED-00-75. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Bishop S. The impact of attachment and social support on parents of children with autism [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2015.

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
[1]
Cooper M. Spotlight on a Diva, With Bull’s-Eye Precision. New York Times. 2017 May 9;C5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleLinear and Multilinear Algebra
AbbreviationLinear Multilinear Algebra
ISSN (print)0308-1087
ISSN (online)1563-5139
ScopeAlgebra and Number Theory

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