How to format your references using the Geochemical Transactions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Geochemical Transactions. 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
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Ohlsson R (2007) Genetics. Widespread monoallelic expression. Science 318:1077–1078
A journal article with 2 authors
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Bhoj VG, Chen ZJ (2009) Ubiquitylation in innate and adaptive immunity. Nature 458:430–437
A journal article with 3 authors
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Lekic V, French SW, Fischer KM (2011) Lithospheric thinning beneath rifted regions of Southern California. Science 334:783–787
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Pancer Z, Amemiya CT, Ehrhardt GRA, et al (2004) Somatic diversification of variable lymphocyte receptors in the agnathan sea lamprey. Nature 430:174–180

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Baher H (2012) Signal Processing and Integrated Circuits. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Liu H, Kubota N, Zhu X, et al (2015) Intelligent Robotics and Applications: 8th International Conference, ICIRA 2015, Portsmouth, UK, August 24-27, 2015, Proceedings, Part III, 1st ed. 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Trebše R, Mihelič A (2012) Classification of Prosthetic Joint Infections. In: Trebše R (ed) Infected Total Joint Arthroplasty: The Algorithmic Approach. Springer, London, pp 31–34

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 Geochemical Transactions.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Planck Reveals Most Detailed Map Yet Of The Milky Way’s Magnetic Field. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/planck-reveals-most-detailed-map-yet-milky-ways-magnetic-field/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1990) NASA Project Status Reports: Congressional Requirements Can Be Met, but Reliability Must Be Ensured. 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
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Herrera EC (2010) Emancipating youth from foster care: A content analysis of existing literature. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
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McKINLEY JC Jr (2017) 21 Years After Businessman’s Murder, His Wife and Her Brother Are Arrested. New York Times A18

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleGeochemical Transactions
AbbreviationGeochem. Trans.
ISSN (online)1467-4866
ScopeGeochemistry and Petrology

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