How to format your references using the Chinese Journal of Geochemistry citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chinese Journal of 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
Bromm V (2007) Astronomy. From darkness to light. Science 317:1511–1512
A journal article with 2 authors
Hébert SS, De Strooper B (2007) Molecular biology. miRNAs in neurodegeneration. Science 317:1179–1180
A journal article with 3 authors
Wittlinger M, Wehner R, Wolf H (2006) The ant odometer: stepping on stilts and stumps. Science 312:1965–1967
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Li H, Wang J, Mor G, Sklar J (2008) A neoplastic gene fusion mimics trans-splicing of RNAs in normal human cells. Science 321:1357–1361

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Islam MR, Speight JG (2016) Peak Energy: Myth or Reality? John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Plotkin SA (ed) (2006) Mass Vaccination: Global Aspects — Progress and Obstacles. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Le-Klähn D-T (2016) Sustainable Tourist Mobility: Implications for Urban Destination Management. In: Wulfhorst G, Klug S (eds) Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions: Insights from Interdisciplinary Research for Practice Application. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, pp 55–63

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 Chinese Journal of Geochemistry.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) America’s Electricity Grid Catches a Wave for the First Time. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/americas-electricity-grid-catches-wave-first-time/. 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 (2002) District of Columbia: Planned Funding and Schedule for D.C. Public Schools’ Modernization Program Are Unrealistic. 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
Dandavate R (2006) Building Cultural Understanding Through Cultural Exchange. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State 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
Gustines GG (2012) A Human Superstar Among the Superheroes. New York Times C33

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bromm 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Hébert and De Strooper 2007; Bromm 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Hébert and De Strooper 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Li et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleChinese Journal of Geochemistry
ISSN (print)1000-9426
ISSN (online)1993-0364
Scope

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