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
Murray TH (2014) Genetics. Stirring the simmering “designer baby” pot. Science 343:1208–1210
A journal article with 2 authors
Bard E, Rickaby REM (2009) Migration of the subtropical front as a modulator of glacial climate. Nature 460:380–383
A journal article with 3 authors
Stanley JD, Goddio F, Schnepp G (2001) Nile flooding sank two ancient cities. Nature 412:293–294
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Mirica LM, Vance M, Rudd DJ, et al (2005) Tyrosinase reactivity in a model complex: an alternative hydroxylation mechanism. Science 308:1890–1892

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chassaing R (2004) Digital Signal Processing and Applications with the C6713 and C6416 DSK. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Zhou J, Salvendy G (2016) Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging: Second International Conference, ITAP 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17–22, 2016, Proceedings, Part I. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Nicol C (2011) Growing Possibilities: Designing Mathematical and Pedagogical Problems Using Variation. In: Schuck S, Pereira P (eds) What Counts in Teaching Mathematics: Adding Value to Self and Content. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 45–60

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 D (2016) Freaks And Uniques: Evolution’s Weirdest Creatures. 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 (1984) Compensation by 12 Aerospace Contractors. 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
Robinson AC (2017) A Geophysical and Geological Characterization of the Bonanza 3D Survey, Claiborne Group, Saint Landry and Evangeline Parishes, Louisiana. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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
Alexander K (2002) A Different Shade of Green. New York Times 638

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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