How to format your references using the Order citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Order. 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
Edler, J.: Research funding. Toward variable funding for international science. Science. 338, 331–332 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Owen, R., Jobling, S.: Environmental science: The hidden costs of flexible fertility. Nature. 485, 441 (2012)
A journal article with 3 authors
Saalmann, Y.B., Pigarev, I.N., Vidyasagar, T.R.: Neural mechanisms of visual attention: how top-down feedback highlights relevant locations. Science. 316, 1612–1615 (2007)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Schulteis, G., Ahmed, S.H., Morse, A.C., Koob, G.F., Everitt, B.J.: Conditioning and opiate withdrawal. Nature. 405, 1013–1014 (2000)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brook, C.G.D., Dattani, M.T.: Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2012)
An edited book
Dubey, S.P.: Color Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Charvoz, L., Favez, N., Notari, S.C., Panes-Ruedin, B., Delaloye, J.-F.: A Survey of Couples Facing Breast Cancer in Women. In: Oris, M., Roberts, C., Joye, D., and Ernst Stähli, M. (eds.) Surveying Human Vulnerabilities across the Life Course. pp. 113–129. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2016)

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 Order.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J.: Russia’s Largest Private Science Funder Shuts Down After Kremlin Labels It A “Foreign Agent,”


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: Air Traffic Control: Smaller Terminal Systems’ Capacity Requirements Need to Be Defined. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1990)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Latronica, A.N.: The effect of emotion regulation on stress and the role of executive function, (2016)

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
Gordon, M.R.: U.S. Military Says It Shot Down Drone That Attacked American Allies in Syria, (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 titleOrder
ISSN (print)0167-8094
ISSN (online)1572-9273
ScopeComputational Theory and Mathematics
Algebra and Number Theory
Geometry and Topology

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