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
Goodby, J.W.: Obituary: Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar (1930-2004). Nature. 428, 906 (2004)
A journal article with 2 authors
Lindenbach, B.D., Rice, C.M.: Unravelling hepatitis C virus replication from genome to function. Nature. 436, 933–938 (2005)
A journal article with 3 authors
Holland, G., Cassidy, M., Ballentine, C.J.: Meteorite Kr in Earth’s mantle suggests a late accretionary source for the atmosphere. Science. 326, 1522–1525 (2009)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Joughin, I., Das, S.B., King, M.A., Smith, B.E., Howat, I.M., Moon, T.: Seasonal speedup along the western flank of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Science. 320, 781–783 (2008)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dunne, R.A.: A Statistical Approach to Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2006)
An edited book
Adams, A.A., Brenner, M., Smith, M. eds: Financial Cryptography and Data Security: FC 2013 Workshops, USEC and WAHC 2013, Okinawa, Japan, April 1, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Calewaert, J.-B., Weaver, P., Gunn, V., Gorringe, P., Novellino, A.: The European Marine Data and Observation Network (EMODnet): Your Gateway to European Marine and Coastal Data. In: Zerr, B., Jaulin, L., Creuze, V., Debese, N., Quidu, I., Clement, B., and Billon-Coat, A. (eds.) Quantitative Monitoring of the Underwater Environment: Results of the International Marine Science and Technology Event MOQESM´14 in Brest, France. pp. 31–46. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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.: Scientists Read Ancient Magnetic Memories Contained Within Meteorites,


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: Internet Protocol Version 6: Federal Agencies Need to Plan for Transition and Manage Security Risks. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2005)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Loden, M.R.: The rhetorical elephant in the room: How three political action committees are strategically [re]defining the U.S. Republican Party, (2010)

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
Crow, K.: Making Sure Food Is as Italian As Caruso, (2003)

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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