How to format your references using the Mathematics-in-Industry Case Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mathematics-in-Industry Case Studies. 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
Livingstone DA (2003) Ecology. Global climate change strikes a tropical lake. Science 301:468–469
A journal article with 2 authors
Buss JA, Agapie T (2016) Four-electron deoxygenative reductive coupling of carbon monoxide at a single metal site. Nature 529:72–75
A journal article with 3 authors
Yamashita YM, Jones DL, Fuller MT (2003) Orientation of asymmetric stem cell division by the APC tumor suppressor and centrosome. Science 301:1547–1550
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Katra I, Arotsker L, Krasnov H, et al (2014) Richness and diversity in dust stormborne biomes at the southeast mediterranean. Sci Rep 4:5265

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Atherton J, Gil F, Center for Chemical Process Safety (2008) Incidents That Define Process Safety. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Guo H, Xie D, Yang W (2015) Guosen Yan: A Festschrift from Theoretical Chemistry Accounts. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Borbély D (2005) EU Export Specialization Patterns in Selected Accession Countries. In: Welfens PJJ, Wziątek-Kubiak A (eds) Structural Change and Exchange Rate Dynamics: The Economics of EU Eastern Enlargement. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 37–72

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-in-Industry Case Studies.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) Alien-Like Lobster Found In Nova Scotia. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1983) President’s Fifth Special Message for FY 1983. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Deolikar PP (2017) Lecture Video Search Engine Using Hadoop MapReduce. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Wagner J (2017) Wheeler’s Solid Start Helps Mets Win. New York Times B11

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-in-Industry Case Studies
AbbreviationMath. Ind. Case Stud.
ISSN (online)1913-4967

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