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
Hodges, A.: The man behind the machine. Nature. 482, 441 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Oltvai, Z.N., Barabási, A.-L.: Systems biology. Life’s complexity pyramid. Science. 298, 763–764 (2002)
A journal article with 3 authors
Boisvert, C.A., Mark-Kurik, E., Ahlberg, P.E.: The pectoral fin of Panderichthys and the origin of digits. Nature. 456, 636–638 (2008)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dioum, E.M., Rutter, J., Tuckerman, J.R., Gonzalez, G., Gilles-Gonzalez, M.-A., McKnight, S.L.: NPAS2: a gas-responsive transcription factor. Science. 298, 2385–2387 (2002)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hagen, J.: Chemiereaktoren. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany (2017)
An edited book
Biswas, J., Kobayashi, H., Wong, L., Abdulrazak, B., Mokhtari, M. eds: Inclusive Society: Health and Wellbeing in the Community, and Care at Home: 11th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2013, Singapore, June 19-21, 2013. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Chen, H., Zeng, D., Yan, P.: Data Analysis and Outbreak Detection. In: Zeng, D. and Yan, P. (eds.) Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and BioDefense. pp. 49–72. Springer US, Boston, MA (2010)

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
Andrew, E.: What Greyscale On Game Of Thrones Has In Common With Leprosy


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: DOD Business Transformation: Improved Management Oversight of Business System Modernization Efforts Needed. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2010)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gaines, M.: Perceptions of knowledge sharing within hybrid learning environments: As iron sharpens iron among graduate students, (2017)

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
Greenhouse, L.: The New Bork Battle, (2016)

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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