How to format your references using the Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Geometry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Geometry. 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
Smaglik, P.: US structural genomics effort needs physicists for success. Nature. 410, 723–724 (2001)
A journal article with 2 authors
Cheung, A.Y., Wu H, M.: Plant biology. Pollen tube guidance--right on target. Science. 293, 1441–1442 (2001)
A journal article with 3 authors
Srinivasan, V., Pierik, A.J., Lill, R.: Crystal structures of nucleotide-free and glutathione-bound mitochondrial ABC transporter Atm1. Science. 343, 1137–1140 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Chen, J., Wang, F., Huang, Q., Hu, L., Song, X., Deng, J., Yu, R., Xing, X.: Effectively control negative thermal expansion of single-phase ferroelectrics of PbTiO3-(Bi,La)FeO3 over a giant range. Sci. Rep. 3, 2458 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wuestenberg, K.: Clinical Small Animal Care. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Ames, Iowa, USA (2012)
An edited book
AbuRahma, A.F., Bandyk, D.F. eds: Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Therapy. Springer, London (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Nath, V., Levinson, S.E.: Computer Vision. In: Levinson, S.E. (ed.) Autonomous Robotics and Deep Learning. pp. 31–38. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)

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 Physics, Analysis and Geometry.

Blog post
Hale, T.: Svalbard Seed Vault Accepts 50,000 New Samples, Just In Case Doomsday Arrives,


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: Intellectual Property: Patent Examination and Copyright Office Issues. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1996)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Shaker, M.: Design of Front End Circuits for a Low Power Ultra Wide Band Receiver, (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
Lee, L.: Art You Can Live With, (2013)

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 Physics, Analysis and Geometry
AbbreviationMath. Phys. Anal. Geom.
ISSN (print)1385-0172
ISSN (online)1572-9656
ScopeGeometry and Topology
Mathematical Physics

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