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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Weaver RL (2005) Geophysics. Information from seismic noise. Science 307:1568–1569
A journal article with 2 authors
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Kaasik K, Lee CC (2004) Reciprocal regulation of haem biosynthesis and the circadian clock in mammals. Nature 430:467–471
A journal article with 3 authors
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Burghes AH, Vaessin HE, de La Chapelle A (2001) Genetics. The land between Mendelian and multifactorial inheritance. Science 293:2213–2214
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Rappuoli R, Del Giudice G, Nabel GJ, et al (2009) Public health. Rethinking influenza. Science 326:50

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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Garde F, Aelenei D, Aelenei L, et al (2017) Solution Sets for Net-Zero Energy Buildings. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
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Ruzhansky M, Tikhonov S (2016) Methods of Fourier Analysis and Approximation Theory, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Burileanu D (2008) Spoken Language Interfaces for Embedded Applications. In: Blanchard HE (ed) Human Factors and Voice Interactive Systems. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 135–161

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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Andrews R (2016) The Atacama Desert Had Freshwater Lakes 9,000 Years Ago. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/atacama-desert-freshwater-lakes-9000-years-ago/. 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 (1994) [Comments on DOD Data Center Consolidation Plan]. 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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Caverly RS (2010) Marketing masculinity: Male identity, boy culture, and the Boy Scouts of America 1900–1940. 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) 30 Are Charged in Scam To Avoid Parking Tickets. New York Times A22

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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