How to format your references using the Mathematics and Financial Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mathematics and Financial Economics. 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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Lewenstein, M.: Physics. Resolving physical processes on the attosecond time scale. Science. 297, 1131–1132 (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Vijg, J., Campisi, J.: Puzzles, promises and a cure for ageing. Nature. 454, 1065–1071 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Ghosh, P., Garzione, C.N., Eiler, J.M.: Rapid uplift of the Altiplano revealed through 13C-18O bonds in paleosol carbonates. Science. 311, 511–515 (2006)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Lipton, S.A., Nakamura, T., Yao, D., Shi, Z.-Q., Uehara, T., Gu, Z.: Comment on “S-nitrosylation of parkin regulates ubiquitination and compromises parkin’s protective function.” Science. 308, 1870; author reply 1870 (2005)

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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Kenny, T.: The Nuts and Bolts of Implantable Device Therapy Pacemakers. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2014)
An edited book
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Hsu, C.-H., Yang, L.T., Park, J.H., Yeo, S.-S. eds: Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing: 10th International Conference, ICA3PP 2010, Busan, Korea, May 21-23, 2010. Proceedings. Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
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Rapoport, M., Lhoták, O., Tip, F.: Precise Data Flow Analysis in the Presence of Correlated Method Calls. In: Blazy, S. and Jensen, T. (eds.) Static Analysis: 22nd International Symposium, SAS 2015, Saint-Malo, France, September 9-11, 2015, Proceedings. pp. 54–71. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2015)

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 Mathematics and Financial Economics.

Blog post
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Hamilton, K.: “Scratching” Sounds A Woman Heard Were Caused By Spider Living In Her Ear, https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/scratching-sounds-woman-heard-caused-spider-living-her-ear/

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: Telecommunications: Issues Related to Federal Funding for Public Television by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2004)

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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Sharp, L.M.: Creative nonfiction illuminated: Cross-disciplinary spotlights, (2009)

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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St. John Kelly, E.: Groups Trace Soldiers’ Footsteps, (1994)

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 titleMathematics and Financial Economics
AbbreviationMath. Financ. Econ.
ISSN (print)1862-9679
ISSN (online)1862-9660
ScopeStatistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Finance
Statistics and Probability

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