How to format your references using the Milan Journal of Mathematics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Milan Journal of Mathematics. 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
Kirshner, R.P.: Astrophysics: Supernova seen through γ-ray eyes. Nature. 512, 375–376 (2014)
A journal article with 2 authors
Rees, D.C., Howard, J.B.: The interface between the biological and inorganic worlds: iron-sulfur metalloclusters. Science. 300, 929–931 (2003)
A journal article with 3 authors
Gil, S., Kott, A., Barabási, A.-L.: A genetic epidemiology approach to cyber-security. Sci. Rep. 4, 5659 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ideker, T., Thorsson, V., Ranish, J.A., Christmas, R., Buhler, J., Eng, J.K., Bumgarner, R., Goodlett, D.R., Aebersold, R., Hood, L.: Integrated genomic and proteomic analyses of a systematically perturbed metabolic network. Science. 292, 929–934 (2001)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Graham, L.: Internal Control Audit and Compliance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ (2015)
An edited book
Silhavy, R., Senkerik, R., Oplatkova, Z.K., Prokopova, Z., Silhavy, P. eds: Artificial Intelligence Perspectives and Applications: Proceedings of the 4th Computer Science On-line Conference 2015 (CSOC2015), Vol 1: Artificial Intelligence Perspectives and Applications. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Baez Martin, M.M., Morales Chacón, L.M., Cabrera Abreu, I.: Autism Spectrum Disorder. A Clinical Neurophysiology Approach II. In: Robinson-Agramonte, M. de L.A. (ed.) Translational Approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorder. pp. 85–94. Springer International Publishing, Cham (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 Milan Journal of Mathematics.

Blog post
Fang, J.: Brown Bears Enjoy Oral Sex


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: Titan IV Launch Vehicle: Restructured Program Could Reduce Fiscal Year 1992 Funding Needs. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1991)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Tuinenga, J.M.: John Corigliano’s Sonata for violin and piano: An analysis of context, structure, and style, (2010)

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
Billard, M.: The Air Down There Soothes Feet, (2010)

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 titleMilan Journal of Mathematics
AbbreviationMilan J. Math.
ISSN (print)1424-9286
ISSN (online)1424-9294
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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