How to format your references using the Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Serie A. Matemáticas citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Serie A. Matemáticas (RACSAM). 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
Balibar, S.: The enigma of supersolidity. Nature. 464, 176–182 (2010)
A journal article with 2 authors
Parker, J.L., Newstead, S.: Molecular basis of nitrate uptake by the plant nitrate transporter NRT1.1. Nature. 507, 68–72 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Plerou, V., Gopikrishnan, P., Stanley, H.E.: Econophysics: Two-phase behaviour of financial markets. Nature. 421, 130 (2003)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hsieh, D., Qian, D., Wray, L., Xia, Y., Hor, Y.S., Cava, R.J., Hasan, M.Z.: A topological Dirac insulator in a quantum spin Hall phase. Nature. 452, 970–974 (2008)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yeakley, C.L., Fiebrich, J.D.: Collaborative Process Improvement. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2015)
An edited book
Gurevich, Y., Meyer, B. eds: Tests and Proofs: First International Conference, TAP 2007, Zurich, Switzerland, February 12-13, 2007. Revised Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2007)
A chapter in an edited book
Bickhoff, N., Hollensen, S., Opresnik, M.: Step 3: Marketing Implementation—Executing the Marketing Plan. In: Hollensen, S. and Opresnik, M. (eds.) The Quintessence of Marketing: What You Really Need to Know to Manage Your Marketing Activities. pp. 111–136. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2014)

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 Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Serie A. Matemáticas.

Blog post
Taub, B.: New Treatment “Reverses” Cocaine Addiction In Rats,


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: Analysis of Data for Exports Regulated by the Department of Commerce. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2006)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wilson, R.A.: Spectroelectrochemical Sensing and Detection of Zinc in Serum by Anodic Stripping Voltammerty on a Bismuth Film Electrode, (2011)

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
Walsh, M.W.: Puerto Rico Has Another Debt Worry on Horizon, (2015)

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 titleRevista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Serie A. Matemáticas
AbbreviationRev. R. Acad. Cienc. Exactas Fis. Nat. Ser. A Mat. RACSAM
ISSN (print)1578-7303
ISSN (online)1579-1505
ScopeAlgebra and Number Theory
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Geometry and Topology

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