How to format your references using the Aquatic Geochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aquatic Geochemistry. 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
Bohannon J (2007) Happy 300th Birthday, Linnaeus. Science 318:752
A journal article with 2 authors
Lefèvre F, Forget F (2009) Observed variations of methane on Mars unexplained by known atmospheric chemistry and physics. Nature 460:720–723
A journal article with 3 authors
Brown ME, Bouchez AH, Griffith CA (2002) Direct detection of variable tropospheric clouds near Titan’s south pole. Nature 420:795–797
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Barik AR, Bapna M, Drabold DA, Adarsh KV (2014) Ultrafast light induced unusually broad transient absorption in the sub-bandgap region of GeSe2 thin film. Sci Rep 4:3686

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Islam MR, Islam JS, Zatzman GM, et al (2016) The Greening of Pharmaceutical Engineering. John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Bjørn P (2014) Sociomaterial-Design: Bounding Technologies in Practice. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Wayne MA, McCoy AM, Utarnachitt RB (2016) Emergency Medical Services and Atrial Fibrillation. In: Peacock WF, Clark CL (eds) Short Stay Management of Atrial Fibrillation. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 43–49

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 Aquatic Geochemistry.

Blog post
Evans K (2017) Watching Nature Documentaries Makes Us Ridiculously Happy. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/watching-nature-documentaries-makes-us-ridiculously-happy-/. 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 (2015) School Meals: USDA Could Improve Verification Process for Program Access. 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
Crosby WO (2013) ATI v. Colorado: How the Commerce Clause Provides Guidance at the Confluence of Energy, Environmental, and Constitutional Law. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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
Kelly C (2016) Trump, the Insult Comic Candidate. New York Times A17

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bohannon 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Bohannon 2007; Lefèvre and Forget 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Lefèvre and Forget 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Barik et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleAquatic Geochemistry
AbbreviationAquat. Geochem.
ISSN (print)1380-6165
ISSN (online)1573-1421
ScopeGeochemistry and Petrology
Geophysics

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