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
Lawler, A.: In search of Green Arabia. Science. 345, 994–997 (2014)
A journal article with 2 authors
Podgornaia, A.I., Laub, M.T.: Protein evolution. Pervasive degeneracy and epistasis in a protein-protein interface. Science. 347, 673–677 (2015)
A journal article with 3 authors
Hempson, G.P., Archibald, S., Bond, W.J.: A continent-wide assessment of the form and intensity of large mammal herbivory in Africa. Science. 350, 1056–1061 (2015)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Bignell, G.R., Greenman, C.D., Davies, H., Butler, A.P., Edkins, S., Andrews, J.M., Buck, G., Chen, L., Beare, D., Latimer, C., Widaa, S., Hinton, J., Fahey, C., Fu, B., Swamy, S., Dalgliesh, G.L., Teh, B.T., Deloukas, P., Yang, F., Campbell, P.J., Futreal, P.A., Stratton, M.R.: Signatures of mutation and selection in the cancer genome. Nature. 463, 893–898 (2010)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety: Guidelines for Safe Warehousing of Chemicals. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (1998)
An edited book
Grune, T. ed: Reactions, Processes: Oxidants and Antioxidant Defense Systems. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2005)
A chapter in an edited book
Santos-Pereira, C., Augusto, A.B., Correia, M.E., Ferreira, A., Cruz-Correia, R.: A Mobile Based Authorization Mechanism for Patient Managed Role Based Access Control. In: Böhm, C., Khuri, S., Lhotská, L., and Renda, M.E. (eds.) Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics: Third International Conference, ITBAM 2012, Vienna, Austria, September 4-5, 2012. Proceedings. pp. 54–68. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (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 Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik.

Blog post
Taub, B.: Alan Turing Law Finally Pardons All Gay Men In England And Wales,


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: Transportation Trust Funds. 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
Graber, M.E.: Best practices in enhancement deals: Nonprofit and for profit theatrical collaborations, (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
Billard, M.: From India, Bridal Baubles, (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 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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