How to format your references using the International Journal of Mining Science and Technology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Mining Science and Technology. 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]
Coller HA. Cell biology. The essence of quiescence. Science 2011;334:1074–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Paczolt KA, Jones AG. Post-copulatory sexual selection and sexual conflict in the evolution of male pregnancy. Nature 2010;464:401–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bezryadin A, Lau CN, Tinkham M. Quantum suppression of superconductivity in ultrathin nanowires. Nature 2000;404:971–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Cho W, Lee HJ, Choi S, Kim Y, Oh M. Highly effective heterogeneous chemosensors of luminescent silica@coordination polymer core-shell micro-structures for metal ion sensing. Sci Rep 2014;4:6518.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Chowdhury D, Stauffer D. Principles of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
[1]
Liu Z, Wassyng A, editors. Foundations of Health Informatics Engineering and Systems: First International Symposium, FHIES 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 29-30, 2011. Revised Selected Papers. vol. 7151. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Kaski P, Östergård PRJ. Auxiliary Algorithms. In: Östergård PRJ, editor. Classification Algorithms for Codes and Designs, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006, p. 145–73.

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 Mining Science and Technology.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. NASA Study Finds There Was No “Pause” In Climate Change. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/nasa-finds-global-warming-hidden-indian-and-pacific-oceans/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Aviation Noise: Costs of Phasing Out Noisy Aircraft. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Lord V. Defining eating disorder recovery: A qualitative approach. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2015.

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]
Crawford S. Back to the Digital Drawing Board. New York Times 2014:A25.

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 [1,1].
This sentence cites four references [1,1,1,1].

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Mining Science and Technology
AbbreviationInt. J. Min. Sci. Technol.
ISSN (print)2095-2686
ScopeGeochemistry and Petrology
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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