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
Strohman, R.: Maneuvering in the complex path from genotype to phenotype. Science. 296, 701–703 (2002)
A journal article with 2 authors
Martinez, G.J., Rao, A.: Immunology. Cooperative transcription factor complexes in control. Science. 338, 891–892 (2012)
A journal article with 3 authors
Polat, E.O., Balcı, O., Kocabas, C.: Graphene based flexible electrochromic devices. Sci. Rep. 4, 6484 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Jang, H.W., Felker, D.A., Bark, C.W., Wang, Y., Niranjan, M.K., Nelson, C.T., Zhang, Y., Su, D., Folkman, C.M., Baek, S.H., Lee, S., Janicka, K., Zhu, Y., Pan, X.Q., Fong, D.D., Tsymbal, E.Y., Rzchowski, M.S., Eom, C.B.: Metallic and insulating oxide interfaces controlled by electronic correlations. Science. 331, 886–889 (2011)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gatarek, D., Bachert, P., Maksymiuk, R.: The LIBOR Market Model in Practice. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK (2007)
An edited book
Jacobs, M.H.G.: Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Supplemental Text for Materials Science and High-Pressure Geophysics. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Gouyon, J.-B.: ‘You Can’t Make a Film About Mice Just by Going Out into a Meadow and Looking at Mice’: Staging as Knowledge Production in Natural History Film-making. In: Willis, M. (ed.) Staging Science: Scientific Performance on Street, Stage and Screen. pp. 83–103. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London (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
Hamilton, K.: How Long Your Caffeine Buzz Lasts May Be Written In Your Genes,


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: Federal Communications Commission: Strategic Focus Needed to Improve Information Resources Management. 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
Theis, J.Y.: Accessing mental health services among Asian American adults: Evidence from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), (2013)

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
Rothenberg, B.: An Exclusive Club, With Elusive Perks, (2016)

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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