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
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Fairley P (2015) Energy storage: Power revolution. Nature 526:S102-4
A journal article with 2 authors
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Petro JB, Relman DA (2003) Public health. Understanding threats to scientific openness. Science 302:1898
A journal article with 3 authors
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Bishop JKB, Davis RE, Sherman JT (2002) Robotic observations of dust storm enhancement of carbon biomass in the North Pacific. Science 298:817–821
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Lin X, Wang Z, Gao F, et al (2014) Atomically thin nonreciprocal optical isolation. Sci Rep 4:4190

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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Baker KR (2011) Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Gaine SP, Naeije R, Peacock AJ (2014) The Right Heart. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
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Hwang Y-S, Kearney P (2015) Study Two: Mindfulness Intervention for Children. In: Kearney P (ed) A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Directions in Research and Practice. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 93–125

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
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Hale T (2016) Prepare Yourself For A Global Pistachio Shortage This Year. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (1978) International Education Programs. 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
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LaPorte M (2017) Depression and Rumination as a Predictor for Types of Substances Abused. 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
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Schwirtz M, Mueller B (2017) Inmate at Rikers Is Missing After Eluding Several Guards. New York Times A25

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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