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]
Van Dyk SD. Astronomy. Elusive supernova progenitors. Science 2003;302:1161–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Coley PD, Kursar TA. Ecology. On tropical forests and their pests. Science 2014;343:35–6.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Antón SC, Potts R, Aiello LC. Human evolution. Evolution of early Homo: an integrated biological perspective. Science 2014;345:1236828.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Liao T, Sun Z, Sun C, Dou SX, Searles DJ. Electronic coupling and catalytic effect on H2 evolution of MoS2/graphene nanocatalyst. Sci Rep 2014;4:6256.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Penner T, Lopez DC. De-Introducing the New Testament. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Patterson J. Solid-State Physics: Introduction to the Theory. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Langill CS, Muller L. Curating Lively Objects: Post-disciplinary Affordances for Media Art Exhibition. In: England D, Schiphorst T, Bryan-Kinns N, editors. Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 31–49.

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. Easter Islanders Mixed With Native Americans Centuries Before Europeans Arrived. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/easter-islanders-mixed-native-americans-centuries-europeans-arrived/ (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. Small Business Administration: Better Planning and Controls Needed for Information Systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Sutton DL. Alumni perceptions of the role of field education in professional preparation. 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]
Hodgman J. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times 2017:MM18.

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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