How to format your references using the Numerische Mathematik citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Numerische 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
Marx, V.: Next-generation sequencing: The genome jigsaw. Nature. 501, 263–268 (2013)
A journal article with 2 authors
Gaillardet, J., Galy, A.: Atmospheric science. Himalaya--carbon sink or source? Science. 320, 1727–1728 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
Franke, K.J., Schulze, G., Pascual, J.I.: Competition of superconducting phenomena and Kondo screening at the nanoscale. Science. 332, 940–944 (2011)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Refojo, D., Schweizer, M., Kuehne, C., Ehrenberg, S., Thoeringer, C., Vogl, A.M., Dedic, N., Schumacher, M., von Wolff, G., Avrabos, C., Touma, C., Engblom, D., Schütz, G., Nave, K.-A., Eder, M., Wotjak, C.T., Sillaber, I., Holsboer, F., Wurst, W., Deussing, J.M.: Glutamatergic and dopaminergic neurons mediate anxiogenic and anxiolytic effects of CRHR1. Science. 333, 1903–1907 (2011)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Samuels, J.: The Trader’s Pendulum. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ (2015)
An edited book
Modgil, S., Oren, N., Toni, F. eds: Theorie and Applications of Formal Argumentation: First International Workshop, TAFA 2011. Barcelona, Spain, July 16-17, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Zhao, M., Song, L., Fan, X.: The Boundary Theory in Construction of Multicomponent Isothermal Sections. In: Song, L. and Fan, X. (eds.) The Boundary Theory of Phase Diagrams and Its Application: Rules for Phase Diagram Construction with Phase Regions and Their Boundaries. pp. 107–121. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2011)

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 Numerische Mathematik.

Blog post
Hamilton, K.: Pygmy-Possums In Hibernation Can Sense Danger From Fires,


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: Finanzas del Consumidor: Factores que Afectan la Educacion Financiera de las Personas con Conocimientos Limitados del Ingles. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2010)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wright, C.: A quantitative study of retirement knowledge among Spring 2009 Arizona high school graduates, (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
Pilon, M.: Rooting On Home Team, and Voting on Its G.M, (2012)

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 titleNumerische Mathematik
AbbreviationNumer. Math. (Heidelb.)
ISSN (print)0029-599X
ISSN (online)0945-3245
ScopeApplied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics

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