How to format your references using the The Journal of Geometric Analysis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The Journal of Geometric 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
Camerer, C.F.: Psychology and economics. Strategizing in the brain. Science. 300, 1673–1675 (2003)
A journal article with 2 authors
Gollisch, T., Meister, M.: Rapid neural coding in the retina with relative spike latencies. Science. 319, 1108–1111 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
Chester, J.S., Chester, F.M., Kronenberg, A.K.: Fracture surface energy of the Punchbowl fault, San Andreas system. Nature. 437, 133–136 (2005)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sander, P.M., Mateus, O., Laven, T., Knötschke, N.: Bone histology indicates insular dwarfism in a new Late Jurassic sauropod dinosaur. Nature. 441, 739–741 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Woods, L.C.: Theory of Tokamak Transport. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG (2005)
An edited book
Boone, W.J.: Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Ahmed, M., Singh, V.K., Upadhyay, R.S.: Brassica Rhizosphere-Microbe Interactions and Their Role in Phytoremediation. In: Anjum, N.A., Ahmad, I., Pereira, M.E., Duarte, A.C., Umar, S., and Khan, N.A. (eds.) The Plant Family Brassicaceae: Contribution Towards Phytoremediation. pp. 139–152. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (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 The Journal of Geometric Analysis.

Blog post
Davis, J.: Extinct Giant Elephant Genetics Prove There Are Actually Two Living African Species,


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: Airline Scheduling: Airline Practices in Establishing and Maintaining Connecting Times. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1988)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Meaux, B.: Effect of Formation Deformation on Casing Standoff in Highly Deviated and Horizontal Wells, (2015)

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
Vecsey, G.: Jeter Deal Done; Now Comes Hard Part, (2010)

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 titleThe Journal of Geometric Analysis
AbbreviationJ. Geom. Anal.
ISSN (print)1050-6926
ISSN (online)1559-002X
ScopeGeometry and Topology

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