How to format your references using the International Journal of Mineral Processing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Mineral Processing. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Stone, A.J., 2007. Chemistry. Water from first principles. Science 315, 1228–1229.
A journal article with 2 authors
Satpute-Krishnan, P., Serio, T.R., 2005. Prion protein remodelling confers an immediate phenotypic switch. Nature 437, 262–265.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gavriil, F.P., Kaspi, V.M., Woods, P.M., 2002. Magnetar-like X-ray bursts from an anomalous X-ray pulsar. Nature 419, 142–144.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wu, J., Kwok, T.Y., Li, X., Cao, W., Wang, Y., Huang, J., Hong, Y., Zhang, D., Wen, W., 2013. Mapping three-dimensional temperature in microfluidic chip. Sci. Rep. 3, 3321.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dunnivant, F.M., 2004. Environmental Laboratory Exercises for Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Bičík, I., 2015. Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845–2010: Socio-Economic Driving Forces, Springer Geography. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
van der Plicht, J., 2005. Radiocarbon, the Calibration Curve and Scythian Chronology, in: Marian Scott, E., Alekseev, A.Y., Zaitseva, G. (Eds.), Impact of the Environment on Human Migration in Eurasia, NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 45–61.

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 International Journal of Mineral Processing.

Blog post
Carpineti, A., 2016. We Are A Step Closer To Understanding How Superconductivity Works [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1981. Improving the Collection of Debts Owed the Government (No. 117014). 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
LeBlanc, D.C., 2008. The relationship between Information Technology project manager personality type and project success (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Davey, M., 2013. Shooting of Black Woman Stirs Racial Tensions Around Detroit. New York Times A11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Stone, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Satpute-Krishnan and Serio, 2005; Stone, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Satpute-Krishnan and Serio, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Wu et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Mineral Processing
AbbreviationInt. J. Miner. Process.
ISSN (print)0301-7516
ScopeGeochemistry and Petrology
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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