How to format your references using the Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik. 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
Seife, C.: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY: Language Affects Sound Perception. Science. 290, 2051b–2b (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Picollo, A., Pusch, M.: Chloride/proton antiporter activity of mammalian CLC proteins ClC-4 and ClC-5. Nature. 436, 420–423 (2005)
A journal article with 3 authors
Hooper, L.V., Littman, D.R., Macpherson, A.J.: Interactions between the microbiota and the immune system. Science. 336, 1268–1273 (2012)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Scheerer, P., Park, J.H., Hildebrand, P.W., Kim, Y.J., Krauss, N., Choe, H.-W., Hofmann, K.P., Ernst, O.P.: Crystal structure of opsin in its G-protein-interacting conformation. Nature. 455, 497–502 (2008)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Waller, F.J.: Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2011)
An edited book
Feuerlicht, G., Lamersdorf, W. eds: Service-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2008 Workshops: ICSOC 2008 International Workshops, Sydney, Australia, December 1st, 2008, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)
A chapter in an edited book
Braune, N., Braune, J.: Erich Fromm’s Socialist Program and Prophetic Messianism, in Two Parts. In: Miri, S.J., Lake, R., and Kress, T.M. (eds.) Reclaiming the Sane Society: Essays on Erich Fromm’s Thought. pp. 59–91. SensePublishers, Rotterdam (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 Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik.

Blog post
Fang, J.: Turtles Seem Surprisingly Unafraid Of Sharks


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: Contract Award Practices: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Generally Observes Competitive Principles. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1993)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kashyap, S.K.: Bit Error Rate Performance of 4x2 Space-Time MIMO-OFDM Conjugate Cancellation Techniques, (2017)

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
Greenhouse, L.: Justices Take Up Discretion Of the Courts in Sentencing, (2007)

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 titleZeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik
AbbreviationZ. Angew. Math. Phys.
ISSN (print)0044-2275
ISSN (online)1420-9039
ScopeGeneral Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
General Physics and Astronomy

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