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
Bunk, S.: Better microscopes will be instrumental in nanotechnology development. Nature. 410, 127–129 (2001)
A journal article with 2 authors
Huberman, A.D., El-Danaf, R.N.: Blindness: Assassins of eyesight. Nature. 527, 456–457 (2015)
A journal article with 3 authors
Eswaramoorthy, S.K., Howe, J.M., Muralidharan, G.: In situ determination of the nanoscale chemistry and behavior of solid-liquid systems. Science. 318, 1437–1440 (2007)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V., Helle, S., Tremblay, M., Russell, A.F.: Fitness benefits of prolonged post-reproductive lifespan in women. Nature. 428, 178–181 (2004)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bittner, M.: Temporality: Universals and Variation. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK (2014)
An edited book
Rossikhin, Y.A.: Dynamic Response of Pre-Stressed Spatially Curved Thin-Walled Beams of Open Profile. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2011)
A chapter in an edited book
Lee, I., Jeong, O., Kang, S.: Study on Emergency Services for VoIP Based on IP Network vs. Domestic Emergency Network. In: Lee, G., Howard, D., and Ślęzak, D. (eds.) Convergence and Hybrid Information Technology: 5th International Conference, ICHIT 2011, Daejeon, Korea, September 22-24, 2011. Proceedings. pp. 31–38. 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 Order.

Blog post
Taub, B.: New Alzheimer’s Drug Could Be The Breakthrough We’ve Been Waiting For,


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: Certain Food Aspects of the School Lunch Program in New York City. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1977)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Seip, N.: A one day training on the human papillomavirus for foster youth receiving independent living services: A grant proposal, (2009)

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
Anderson, J.: The Documentary Left Looks to the Right, (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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