How to format your references using the GeoResJ citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for GeoResJ. 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
[1]
Grubb M. Emissions trading: Cap and trade finds new energy. Nature 2012;491:666–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Garcia-Castellanos D, Villaseñor A. Messinian salinity crisis regulated by competing tectonics and erosion at the Gibraltar arc. Nature 2011;480:359–63.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Uraguchi D, Ueki Y, Ooi T. Chiral organic ion pair catalysts assembled through a hydrogen-bonding network. Science 2009;326:120–3.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Hinchcliffe EH, Miller FJ, Cham M, Khodjakov A, Sluder G. Requirement of a centrosomal activity for cell cycle progression through G1 into S phase. Science 2001;291:1547–50.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Christophers B. Banking Across Boundaries. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
[1]
Aramaki M, Barthet M, Kronland-Martinet R, Ystad S, editors. From Sounds to Music and Emotions: 9th International Symposium, CMMR 2012, London, UK, June 19-22, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 7900. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Detroux T, Renson L, Masset L, Kerschen G. The Harmonic Balance Method for Bifurcation Analysis of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems. In: Kerschen G, editor. Nonlinear Dynamics, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 33rd IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2015, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 65–82.

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 GeoResJ.

Blog post
[1]
Davis J. UN Agrees To Tackle The Urgent Threat Posed By Antibiotic Resistance. IFLScience 2016.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. NASA Designation of Their Ames Facility to Be Lead Center for Helicopter Research and Development. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Blandin NM. Re-conceptualizing leadership for an era of complexity and uncertainty: A case study of leadership in a complex adaptive system. Doctoral dissertation. George Washington University, 2008.

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
[1]
Rothenberg B. A Juniors Defeat Doesn’t Dampen A Traveler’s Stay. New York Times 2017:B9.

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 titleGeoResJ
AbbreviationGeoResJ
ISSN (print)2214-2428
ScopeGeneral Earth and Planetary Sciences

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