How to format your references using the Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica. 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
Berry B (2013) Teacherpreneurs: a bold brand of teacher leadership for 21st-century teaching and learning. Science 340:309–310
A journal article with 2 authors
Chemla DS, Shah J (2001) Many-body and correlation effects in semiconductors. Nature 411:549–557
A journal article with 3 authors
Ashton A, Murray AB, Arnault O (2001) Formation of coastline features by large-scale instabilities induced by high-angle waves. Nature 414:296–300
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Jiang N, Bao Z, Zhang X, et al (2004) Pack-MULE transposable elements mediate gene evolution in plants. Nature 431:569–573

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zack GM (2012) Financial Statement Fraud. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Adams BJ (2008) Comparative Skeletal Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas for Medical Examiners, Coroners, Forensic Anthropologists, and Archaeologists. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
A chapter in an edited book
Yamori K (2013) A Historical Overview of Social Representation of Earthquake Risk in Japan: Fatalism, Social Reform, Scientific Control and Collaborative Risk Management. In: Joffe H, Rossetto T, Adams J (eds) Cities at Risk: Living with Perils in the 21st Century. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 73–91

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 Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica.

Blog post
Davis J (2015) Prostate Cancer Gene Map Paves Way For Targeted Drugs. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/prostate-cancer-gene-map-paves-way-targeted-drugs/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2007) Financial Literacy and Education Commission: Further Progress Needed to Ensure an Effective National Strategy. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Wilson WC (2015) Life satisfaction of Air Force civilian male spouses. Doctoral dissertation, Capella University

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
Davidson A (2013) Who Is Betting On Obamacare? New York Times MM36

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Berry 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Chemla and Shah 2001; Berry 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Chemla and Shah 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Jiang et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleActa Geodaetica et Geophysica
AbbreviationActa Geod. Geophys.
ISSN (print)2213-5812
ISSN (online)2213-5820
ScopeGeology
Geophysics
Building and Construction

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