How to format your references using the Mathematical Programming Computation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mathematical Programming Computation. 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
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Crow, J.F.: The beanbag lives on. Nature. 409, 771 (2001)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Swinnen, J., Squicciarini, P.: Global food supply. Mixed messages on prices and food security. Science. 335, 405–406 (2012)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Keller, K.E., Tan, I.S., Lee, Y.-S.: SAICAR stimulates pyruvate kinase isoform M2 and promotes cancer cell survival in glucose-limited conditions. Science. 338, 1069–1072 (2012)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Su, C.-Y., Luo, D.-G., Terakita, A., Shichida, Y., Liao, H.-W., Kazmi, M.A., Sakmar, T.P., Yau, K.-W.: Parietal-eye phototransduction components and their potential evolutionary implications. Science. 311, 1617–1621 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Vander Vorst, A., Rosen, A., Kotsuka, Y.: RF/Microwave Interaction with Biological Tissues. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2005)
An edited book
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Whitacre, D.M. ed: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 235. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
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Davis, A.B.: Effective Propagation Kernels in Structured Media with Broad Spatial Correlations, Illustration with Large-Scale Transport of Solar Photons Through Cloudy Atmospheres. In: Graziani, F. (ed.) Computational Methods in Transport: Granlibakken 2004. pp. 85–140. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2006)

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 Programming Computation.

Blog post
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Andrew, E.: Study Claims $28 Billion A Year Is Spent On Biomedical Research That Can’t Be Reproduced, https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/28-billion-year-spent-biomedical-research-can-t-be-reproduced/

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
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Government Accountability Office: Utilization of Consultants, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1970)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Ganji, V.G.: Exploring the application of haptic feedback guidance for port crane modernization, (2013)

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
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Eligon, J.: Perseverance Pays for Ward, a New Champion and, Maybe, the Sport’s Next Big Star, (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 Programming Computation
AbbreviationMath. Program. Comput.
ISSN (print)1867-2949
ISSN (online)1867-2957
ScopeSoftware
Theoretical Computer Science

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