How to format your references using the Gold Bulletin citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Gold Bulletin. 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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Velasquez-Manoff M (2015) Gut microbiome: the peacekeepers. Nature 518:S3-11
A journal article with 2 authors
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Zhou Z, Zheng S (2003) The missing link in Ginkgo evolution. Nature 423:821–822
A journal article with 3 authors
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Mutanen M, Kaila L, Tabell J (2013) Wide-ranging barcoding aids discovery of one-third increase of species richness in presumably well-investigated moths. Sci Rep 3:2901
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Yamashiki Y, Onda Y, Smith HG, et al (2014) Initial flux of sediment-associated radiocesium to the ocean from the largest river impacted by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Sci Rep 4:3714

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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Cahill TH (2012) Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Desmond W, Onnasch E-O, Cruysberghs P (2005) Philosophy and Religion in German Idealism. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Lehmann K, Schneider PM (2010) Differences in the Molecular Biology of Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus, Gastric Cardia, and Upper Gastric Third. In: Schneider PM (ed) Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagogastric Junction. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 65–72

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 Gold Bulletin.

Blog post
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Fang J (2014) Earliest Evidence of Parental Care Found in Beetle Fossils. In: IFLScience. 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 (1987) Telephone Communications: Issues Affecting Rural Telephone Service. 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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Nuno ZS (2012) Visible and mid-infrared optical studies of plasmon and phonon resonant nanoparticles using apertureless near-field scanning optical microscopy. 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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Shpigel B (2017) Gonzaga Gets Closer to an Elusive Berth. New York Times 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 titleGold Bulletin
ISSN (print)2364-821X
ISSN (online)2190-7579
ScopeInorganic Chemistry
General Materials Science

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