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
Kyewski B (2008) Immunology. A breath of Aire for the periphery. Science 321:776–777
A journal article with 2 authors
Watson EB, Harrison TM (2005) Zircon thermometer reveals minimum melting conditions on earliest Earth. Science 308:841–844
A journal article with 3 authors
Šubelj L, Fiala D, Bajec M (2014) Network-based statistical comparison of citation topology of bibliographic databases. Sci Rep 4:6496
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Mendil J, Nieves P, Chubykalo-Fesenko O, et al (2014) Resolving the role of femtosecond heated electrons in ultrafast spin dynamics. Sci Rep 4:3980

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pakurar AS, Bigbee JW (2005) Digital Histology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Anttila S, Boffetta P (eds) (2014) Occupational Cancers. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Capaccioli M, Galano S (2012) Giuseppa Guacci: Mamma o non mamma. In: Galano S (ed) Arminio Nobile e la misura del cielo: ovvero Le disavventure di un astronomo napoletano. Springer, Milano, pp 39–56

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
Andrew E (2015) Coral Reefs’ Physical Conditions Set Biological Rules Of Nature – Until People Show Up. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1995) SSI Disability Issues. 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
White BD (2015) Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support at the High School Level. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood 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
Whiteside K (2016) Racing to Break Through Barriers. New York Times SP1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kyewski 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Watson and Harrison 2005; Kyewski 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Watson and Harrison 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Mendil et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleActa Geodaetica et Geophysica
AbbreviationActa Geod. Geophys.
ISSN (print)2213-5812
ISSN (online)2213-5820
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