How to format your references using the Mathematical and Computer Modelling citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mathematical and Computer Modelling. 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]
A. Chipman, Swiss on a roll, Nature. 448 (2007) 525.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
S.H. Scott, F. Crevecoeur, Neuroscience: Feedback throttled down for smooth moves, Nature. 509 (2014) 38–39.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
H.C. Korswagen, M.A. Herman, H.C. Clevers, Distinct beta-catenins mediate adhesion and signalling functions in C. elegans, Nature. 406 (2000) 527–532.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Y. Xu, M.J. Reid, X.W. Zheng, K.M. Menten, The distance to the Perseus spiral arm in the Milky Way, Science. 311 (2006) 54–57.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
G. Iwacz, A. Jajszczyk, M. Zajączkowski, Multimedia Broadcasting and Multicasting in Mobile Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2008.
An edited book
[1]
Z. Chen, Toward Balanced Growth with Economic Agglomeration: Empirical Studies of China’s Urban-Rural and Interregional Development, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
A. Cropper, S.H. Muggleton, Logical Minimisation of Meta-Rules Within Meta-Interpretive Learning, in: J. Davis, J. Ramon (Eds.), Inductive Logic Programming: 24th International Conference, ILP 2014, Nancy, France, September 14-16, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015: pp. 62–75.

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 Mathematical and Computer Modelling.

Blog post
[1]
J. O`Callaghan, Japanese Experiment To Clean Up Space Junk In Orbit Encounters Problem, IFLScience. (2017).

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, Federal Communications Commission: Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
M. Baghdadi, A comparison of gender representation in English (EFL) and Arabic (AFL) textbooks in Iran: A critical discourse analysis, Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 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
[1]
B. Sisario, Opening Challenge for Prince Museum, New York Times. (2016) C3.

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 titleMathematical and Computer Modelling
AbbreviationMath. Comput. Model.
ISSN (print)0895-7177
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Modelling and Simulation

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