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]
Perrin MD. Astrophysics: Surprisingly fast motions in a dust disk. Nature 2015;526:204–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Valiela I, Fox SE. Ecology. Managing coastal wetlands. Science 2008;319:290–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Wechsler T, Newman S, West SC. Aberrant chromosome morphology in human cells defective for Holliday junction resolution. Nature 2011;471:642–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Aalto R, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Dunne T, Montgomery DR, Nittrouer CA, Guyot J-L. Episodic sediment accumulation on Amazonian flood plains influenced by El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Nature 2003;425:493–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Maguire L, Smith E. 30 Great Myths about Shakespeare. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.; 2012.
An edited book
[1]
Mastorakis N, Bulucea A, Tsekouras G, editors. Computational Problems in Science and Engineering. vol. 343. 1st ed. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Newcomb B, Hannun YA. Sphingolipids as Mediators of Breast Cancer Progression, Metastasis, Response and Resistance to Chemotherapy. In: Hannun YA, Luberto C, Mao C, Obeid LM, editors. Bioactive Sphingolipids in Cancer Biology and Therapy, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 81–106.

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]
Fang J. Flexible Electronic Implants Wrap Around Tissues. IFLScience 2014.

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. GAO’s Authority for Involvement in Science and Technology Policy Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1978.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Sevier J. A preventative and treatment substance use program for GLBT adolescents in Long Beach: A grant proposal. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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]
Qiu L. On Spectrum of Extremism, Far Left Takes Relatively Little Space. New York Times 2017:A13.

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 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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