How to format your references using the Journal of Geodesy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Geodesy. 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
DeWeerdt S (2011) Food: The omnivore’s labyrinth. Nature 471:S22-4
A journal article with 2 authors
Maher K, Chamberlain CP (2014) Hydrologic regulation of chemical weathering and the geologic carbon cycle. Science 343:1502–1504
A journal article with 3 authors
Conrad CP, Steinberger B, Torsvik TH (2013) Stability of active mantle upwelling revealed by net characteristics of plate tectonics. Nature 498:479–482
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Scott RS, Ungar PS, Bergstrom TS, et al (2005) Dental microwear texture analysis shows within-species diet variability in fossil hominins. Nature 436:693–695

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Meyer VR (2013) Pitfalls and Errors of HPLC in Pictures. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Feng L, Wang G, Zeng C, Huang R (eds) (2006) Web Information Systems – WISE 2006 Workshops: WISE 2006 International Workshops, Wuhan, China, October 23-26, 2006. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Athanasiadou S, Houdijk JGM (2010) Nutrition and Immunity in Animal Disease: Lessons from Parasitic Gastroenteritis. In: Watson RR, Zibadi S, Preedy VR (eds) Dietary Components and Immune Function. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp 63–74

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 Journal of Geodesy.

Blog post
Andrew E (2016) When Myth Meets Reality: Fabled Beasts And Real-Life Creatures. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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
Government Accountability Office (2012) Review of FAA’s Collegiate Training Initiative as Mandated in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. 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
Richardson VM (2013) In vitro thyroid hormone metabolism: Effects of nuclear receptor activation on the metabolic profiles of thyroxine in rat and human hepatocytes. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Pilon M (2014) Wust Reclaims Gold in 3,000. New York Times D9

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (DeWeerdt 2011).
This sentence cites two references (DeWeerdt 2011; Maher and Chamberlain 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Maher and Chamberlain 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Scott et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Geodesy
AbbreviationJ. Geod.
ISSN (print)0949-7714
ISSN (online)1432-1394
ScopeComputers in Earth Sciences
Geochemistry and Petrology
Geophysics

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