How to format your references using the Monatshefte für Mathematik citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Monatshefte für Mathematik. 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
Fitch, T.: Journal club. A cognitive biologist foresees breakthroughs in understanding vocal learning. Nature. 466, 163 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Sharp, P.A., Langer, R.: Research agenda. Promoting convergence in biomedical science. Science. 333, 527 (2011)
A journal article with 3 authors
Oldroyd, G.E.D., Harrison, M.J., Paszkowski, U.: Reprogramming plant cells for endosymbiosis. Science. 324, 753–754 (2009)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang, D.-H., Engle, K.M., Shi, B.-F., Yu, J.-Q.: Ligand-enabled reactivity and selectivity in a synthetically versatile aryl C-H olefination. Science. 327, 315–319 (2010)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Balfour, A.: Solomon’s Temple. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2012)
An edited book
Shen, B.: Nonlinear Stochastic Systems with Incomplete Information: Filtering and Control. Springer, London (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Stanković, S., Orović, I., Sejdić, E.: Digital Image. In: Orović, I. and Sejdić, E. (eds.) Multimedia Signals and Systems. pp. 133–198. Springer US, Boston, MA (2012)

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 Monatshefte für Mathematik.

Blog post
Carpineti, A.: Scientists Figure Out Why High Intensity Training Can Be As Effective As Longer Exercise


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: Global Positioning System: A Comprehensive Assessment of Potential Options and Related Costs is Needed. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2013)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Prather, M.R.: Pink, blues, blacks, and the Union Jack: Mod’s reinterpretation of Britishness, 1962-1964, (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
Kishkovsky, S.: Impact Report Clears Russian Oil Project, (2007)

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 titleMonatshefte für Mathematik
AbbreviationMon. Hefte Math.
ISSN (print)0026-9255
ISSN (online)1436-5081
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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