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 (Acta Geod Geophys). 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
Sanchez PA (2002) Ecology. Soil fertility and hunger in Africa. Science 295:2019–2020
A journal article with 2 authors
Fong YW, Zhou Q (2001) Stimulatory effect of splicing factors on transcriptional elongation. Nature 414:929–933
A journal article with 3 authors
Bonabeau E, Dorigo M, Theraulaz G (2000) Inspiration for optimization from social insect behaviour. Nature 406:39–42
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Karlsson J, Byström P, Ask J, et al (2009) Light limitation of nutrient-poor lake ecosystems. Nature 460:506–509

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McPhee P (2012) A Companion to the French Revolution. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford
An edited book
Mohamad Zain J, Wan Mohd WM bt, El-Qawasmeh E (eds) (2011) Software Engineering and Computer Systems: Second International Conference, ICSECS 2011, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, June 27-29, 2011, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Mal S, Singh RB (2014) Land Use and Cover Change. In: Singh RB, Hietala R (eds) Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya: Case Studies from Changing Socio-economic Environments in Himachal Pradesh, India. Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp 41–51

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) How Smartphones Can Lead The Fight Against Air Pollution. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/how-smartphones-can-lead-fight-against-air-pollution/. 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 (1990) AIDS Education: Public School Programs Require More Student Information and Teacher Training. 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
Eggers M von (2017) Searching for a Post-Jungian Psychophysical Reality in Recovery from Addiction. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute

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
Wilson M (2017) A Hole in Their Hearts, 5 Years After Hurricane Hit Staten Island. New York Times A15

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (King 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Barnes 2001; Lunshof 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Fong and Zhou 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Seligson et al. 2005)

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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