How to format your references using the Results in Applied Mathematics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Results in Applied Mathematics. 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
[1]
Szoka F. Molecular biology. The art of assembly. Science 2008;319:578–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Zampieri N, Chao MV. Structural biology. The p75 NGF receptor exposed. Science 2004;304:833–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Roscioli JR, McCunn LR, Johnson MA. Quantum structure of the intermolecular proton bond. Science 2007;316:249–54.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Torres EM, Sokolsky T, Tucker CM, Chan LY, Boselli M, Dunham MJ, et al. Effects of aneuploidy on cellular physiology and cell division in haploid yeast. Science 2007;317:916–24.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Hermans J, Lentz B. Equilibria and Kinetics of Biological Macromolecules. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Morava E, Baumgartner M, Patterson M, Rahman S, Zschocke J, Peters V, editors. JIMD Reports, Volume 25. vol. 25. 1st ed. 2016. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Jin H, Miyazaki T. Magnetic Anisotropy. In: Jin H, editor. The Physics of Ferromagnetism, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012, p. 205–43.

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 Results in Applied Mathematics.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. African Lions Face Same Threats As Extinct Sabre-Toothed Cats. IFLScience 2017.

Reports

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Mass Transit Grants: If Properly Implemented, FTA Initiatives Should Improve Oversight. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Momcheva IG. Environments of strong gravitational lenses. Doctoral dissertation. University of Arizona, 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
[1]
Feeney K. Charleston Chews And Sugar Babies: Fistfuls of Nostalgia. New York Times 2010:NJ11.

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 titleResults in Applied Mathematics
ISSN (print)2590-0374
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