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
Rapley, C.: Climate science: Time to raft up. Nature. 488, 583–585 (2012)
A journal article with 2 authors
Maher, K., Chamberlain, C.P.: Hydrologic regulation of chemical weathering and the geologic carbon cycle. Science. 343, 1502–1504 (2014)
A journal article with 3 authors
Tanaka, S., Sawaya, M.R., Yeates, T.O.: Structure and mechanisms of a protein-based organelle in Escherichia coli. Science. 327, 81–84 (2010)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Nelson, C.T., Gao, P., Jokisaari, J.R., Heikes, C., Adamo, C., Melville, A., Baek, S.-H., Folkman, C.M., Winchester, B., Gu, Y., Liu, Y., Zhang, K., Wang, E., Li, J., Chen, L.-Q., Eom, C.-B., Schlom, D.G., Pan, X.: Domain dynamics during ferroelectric switching. Science. 334, 968–971 (2011)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kulaev, I.S., Vagabov, V.M., Kulakovskaya, T.V.: The Biochemistry of Inorganic Polyphosphates. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK (2005)
An edited book
Burnier, J.V., Burnier, M.N., Jr. eds: Experimental and Clinical Metastasis: A Comprehensive Review. Springer, New York, NY (2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Drakos, M.C., Allen, A.A.: Nonoperative Treatment Options for Symptomatic Cartilage Lesions. In: Williams, R.J. (ed.) Cartilage Repair Strategies. pp. 55–68. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ (2007)

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
Andrew, E.: Watch Live As A Platinum Asteroid Worth Trillions Of Dollars Flies Past Earth,


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: ADP Systems: SSA Efforts in Implementing Its Field Office Modernization. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1989)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Carlson, L.: From Albéniz to Arbós: The orchestration of “Iberia,” (2010)

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
Bennhold, K., de la MERCED, M.J.: Uber Leader, in Visit to London, Appeals to Regain Operating License, (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 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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