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
Thorne, K.S.: Classical black holes: the nonlinear dynamics of curved spacetime. Science. 337, 536–538 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Symington, L.S., Holloman, W.K.: Molecular biology. New Year’s resolution--resolving resolvases. Science. 303, 184–185 (2004)
A journal article with 3 authors
Nozaki, T., Kato, Y., Suzuki, K.: Late Jurassic ocean anoxic event: evidence from voluminous sulphide deposition and preservation in the Panthalassa. Sci. Rep. 3, 1889 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Tanaka, H., Homma, K., Iwane, A.H., Katayama, E., Ikebe, R., Saito, J., Yanagida, T., Ikebe, M.: The motor domain determines the large step of myosin-V. Nature. 415, 192–195 (2002)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Singleton, T.W., Singleton, A.J.: Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2010)
An edited book
Debnath, M.: Molecular Diagnostics: Promises and Possibilities. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2010)
A chapter in an edited book
Cheloukhine, S., Haberfeld, M.R.: Organized Crime, Businesses, and Local Bureaucracy. In: Haberfeld, M.R. (ed.) Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories. pp. 85–117. Springer, New York, NY (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
Hale, T.: Scientists Store A Music Video On Strands Of DNA,


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: Aviation Safety: Enhanced Requirements Can Improve Commuter Pilot Training. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1988)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gowetski, D.B.: Manipulation of DNA topology using an artificial DNA-looping protein, (2012)

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
Feuer, A., Rashbaum, W.K.: Family Past Heightens Enigma of Judge’s Death, (2017)

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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