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]
Krull W. Hubert Markl (1938-2015). Nature 2015;518:168.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Beller S, Bender A. The limits of counting: numerical cognition between evolution and culture. Science 2008;319:213–5.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Pelli DG, Farell B, Moore DC. The remarkable inefficiency of word recognition. Nature 2003;423:752–6.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zhou X-J, Qi Y-Y, Hou P, Lv J-C, Shi S-F, Liu L-J, et al. Cumulative effects of variants identified by genome-wide association studies in IgA nephropathy. Sci Rep 2014;4:4904.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bragg SM. The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
[1]
Weber A. Politicized Ethnicity: A Comparative Perspective. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Sela Y, Pham MN, Shackelford TK. Do Men and Women Perform Oral Sex as Mate Retention Behavior? In: Shackelford TK, Hansen RD, editors. The Evolution of Sexuality, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015, p. 69–79.

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]
Luntz S. Oceanic Life Brightens Summer Clouds. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/oceanic-life-brightens-summer-clouds/ (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. Information on State Versus Local Administration of CETA Prime Sponsors in Michigan. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1982.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Lawrence BH. Evaluation of a cultural practice and 2,4-D-based herbicide programs for glyphosateresistant Palmer amaranth management. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, 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]
de la MERCED MJ. Arconic Gives 3 Board Seats To Hedge Fund, Ending a Fight. New York Times 2017:B1.

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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