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
Haigwood, N.L.: HIV: tied down by its own receptor. Nature. 519, 36–37 (2015)
A journal article with 2 authors
Eddy, C.R., Jr, Gaskill, D.K.: Materials science. Silicon carbide as a platform for power electronics. Science. 324, 1398–1400 (2009)
A journal article with 3 authors
Cabernard, C., Prehoda, K.E., Doe, C.Q.: A spindle-independent cleavage furrow positioning pathway. Nature. 467, 91–94 (2010)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Marescaux, J., Leroy, J., Gagner, M., Rubino, F., Mutter, D., Vix, M., Butner, S.E., Smith, M.K.: Transatlantic robot-assisted telesurgery. Nature. 413, 379–380 (2001)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Prud’Homme, R.: Flows and Chemical Reactions in an Electromagnetic Field. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2014)
An edited book
Lopez-Tarruella, A. ed: Google and the Law: Empirical Approaches to Legal Aspects of Knowledge-Economy Business Models. T. M. C. Asser Press, The Hague, The Netherlands (2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Kim, S.: The Dental School We Aspire to Work for, Be Part of, and Invest Our Future in. In: Sasaki, K., Suzuki, O., and Takahashi, N. (eds.) Interface Oral Health Science 2011. pp. 29–30. Springer Japan, Tokyo (2012)

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
Andrew, D.: How Mapping Teenagers’ Brains Has Helped Us Understand More About Schizophrenia,


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: Management Agenda for the Presidential and Congressional Transition: Strengthen Cybersecurity Over Sensitive Data and Protect Critical Infrastructure. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2016)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Morrow, S.T.: Coboundary theorems for collections of random variables with moment conditions, (2012)

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
Gustines, G.G.: Dick Grayson Outgrows the Robin Costume, (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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