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
Macklis RM (2002) Portrait of Science. Scientist, technologist, proto-feminist, superstar. Science 295:1647–1648
A journal article with 2 authors
Macpherson AJ, Uhr T (2004) Induction of protective IgA by intestinal dendritic cells carrying commensal bacteria. Science 303:1662–1665
A journal article with 3 authors
Kashlinsky A, Odenwald S, Hogan CJ (2000) Looking behind the stars. Science 289:246–247
A journal article with 5 or more authors
She J, Han Z, Kim T-W, et al (2011) Structural insight into brassinosteroid perception by BRI1. Nature 474:472–476

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lavagnini I, Magno F, Seraglia R, Traldi P (2006) Quantitative Applications of Mass Spectrometry. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Ijioui R, Emmerich H, Ceyp M (2008) Strategies and Tactics in Supply Chain Event Management. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Caine D, Mei-Dan O (2016) Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent Injury in Adventure and Extreme Sports. In: Caine D, Purcell L (eds) Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports: Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 69–77

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
Davis J (2015) US Government Allows Shell to Resume Drilling In The Arctic. 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 (1988) Space Shuttle: The Future of the Vandenberg Launch Site Needs to Be Determined. 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
Meluzzi D (2013) Computational Analysis of DNA Interactions to Investigate the Spatial Organization of Chromatin. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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
Haikalis G (2015) Don’t Rehab La Guardia Airport. Close It. 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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