How to format your references using the Set-Valued and Variational Analysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Set-Valued and Variational Analysis. 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
Zhang, W.: Voltage-driven spintronic logic gates in graphene nanoribbons. Sci. Rep. 4, 6320 (2014)
A journal article with 2 authors
Hol, F.J.H., Dekker, C.: Zooming in to see the bigger picture: microfluidic and nanofabrication tools to study bacteria. Science. 346, 1251821 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Veizer, J., Godderis, Y., François, L.M.: Evidence for decoupling of atmospheric CO2 and global climate during the Phanerozoic eon. Nature. 408, 698–701 (2000)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dawson, M.A., Prinjha, R.K., Dittmann, A., Giotopoulos, G., Bantscheff, M., Chan, W.-I., Robson, S.C., Chung, C.-W., Hopf, C., Savitski, M.M., Huthmacher, C., Gudgin, E., Lugo, D., Beinke, S., Chapman, T.D., Roberts, E.J., Soden, P.E., Auger, K.R., Mirguet, O., Doehner, K., Delwel, R., Burnett, A.K., Jeffrey, P., Drewes, G., Lee, K., Huntly, B.J.P., Kouzarides, T.: Inhibition of BET recruitment to chromatin as an effective treatment for MLL-fusion leukaemia. Nature. 478, 529–533 (2011)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Krabbes, G., Fuchs, G., Canders, W.-R., May, H., Palka, R.: High Temperature Superconductor Bulk Materials. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG (2006)
An edited book
Duffy, V.G. ed: Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management. Human Body Modeling and Ergonomics: 4th International Conference, DHM 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Ahmadi Behnam, S., Amyot, D.: Evolution of Goal-Driven Pattern Families for Business Process Modeling. In: Babin, G., Stanoevska-Slabeva, K., and Kropf, P. (eds.) E-Technologies: Transformation in a Connected World: 5th International Conference, MCETECH 2011, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, January 23-26, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. pp. 46–61. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2011)

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 Set-Valued and Variational Analysis.

Blog post
Hale, T.: Robot Recreates The First Vertebrate To “Walk” On Land


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: Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Leadership and Partnerships Result in Limited Rollover Disruptions. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2000)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Brient, R.: Performance considerations for Philippe Gaubert’s “Madrigal,” (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
Crow, K.: Challenging Coffee in Manhattan, and Taking a Lump or 2, (2001)

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 titleSet-Valued and Variational Analysis
AbbreviationSet-Valued Var. Anal.
ISSN (print)1877-0533
ISSN (online)1877-0541
Applied Mathematics
Geometry and Topology
Numerical Analysis
Statistics and Probability

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