How to format your references using the Ricerche di Matematica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ricerche di Matematica. 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
Brody, H.: Human papillomavirus. Nature. 488, S1 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Bercovici, D., Ricard, Y.: Plate tectonics, damage and inheritance. Nature. 508, 513–516 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Thammavongsa, V., Missiakas, D.M., Schneewind, O.: Staphylococcus aureus degrades neutrophil extracellular traps to promote immune cell death. Science. 342, 863–866 (2013)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zhong, Z., Wang, D., Cui, Y., Bockrath, M.W., Lieber, C.M.: Nanowire crossbar arrays as address decoders for integrated nanosystems. Science. 302, 1377–1379 (2003)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Niven, P.R.: Balanced Scorecard Evolution. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2014)
An edited book
Rauscher, R.C.: Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Australia: City of Sydney Urban Planning. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Haines, A.J., Dimitrova, L.L., Wallace, L.M., Williams, C.A.: 1-Dimensional Synthetic Examples. In: Dimitrova, L.L., Wallace, L.M., and Williams, C.A. (eds.) Enhanced Surface Imaging of Crustal Deformation: Obtaining Tectonic Force Fields Using GPS Data. pp. 45–62. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)

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 Ricerche di Matematica.

Blog post
Taub, B.: Meditation And Vacations Can Alter Your Gene Expression To Protect Against Aging


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: The Centralizing Effects of Austerity on the Intergovernmental System. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1981)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Le, J.T.: Support group for women who experience perinatal loss: A grant proposal, (2013)

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
Sisario, B., Rashbaum, W.K.: Entrepreneur Behind Fyre Festival Is Arrested on Charges of Federal Wire Fraud, (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 titleRicerche di Matematica
AbbreviationRic. Mat.
ISSN (print)0035-5038
ISSN (online)1827-3491
ScopeGeneral Mathematics
Applied Mathematics

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