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]
Berglund J. Orthopaedics: Structural support. Nature 2011;480:S56-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Nesbit J, Bradford M. 2009 Visualization Challenge. Science 2010;327:945–55.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Yoshimura Y, Dantzker JLM, Callaway EM. Excitatory cortical neurons form fine-scale functional networks. Nature 2005;433:868–73.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Ludwig M, Sabatier N, Bull PM, Landgraf R, Dayanithi G, Leng G. Intracellular calcium stores regulate activity-dependent neuropeptide release from dendrites. Nature 2002;418:85–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
McPhee P. A Companion to the French Revolution. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Yin Z, Pan L, Fang X, editors. Proceedings of The Eighth International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA), 2013. vol. 212. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Vieritz H, Ullrich C, Isaksson E, Schmitz H-C, von der Heiden B, Borau K, et al. Case Study 1: Using Widget Bundles for Formal Learning in Higher Education. In: Kroop S, Mikroyannidis A, Wolpers M, editors. Responsive Open Learning Environments: Outcomes of Research from the ROLE Project, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 79–113.

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]
Fang J. How Snakes Became Resistant To Their Toxic Newt Prey. IFLScience 2016. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/how-snakes-became-resistant-to-their-toxic-newt-prey/ (accessed October 30, 2018).

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. Telecommunications: Competition in the Cellular Telephone Service Industry. 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]
Senaga KA. Tasteless, cheap, and southern? The rise and decline of the farm-raised catfish industry. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, 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
[1]
Schilling MK. Mother of Invention. New York Times 2017:M2114.

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
Scope

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