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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Petrology. 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
Marx, V. (2015). Tissue engineering: Organs from the lab. Nature 522, 373–377.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kiberstis, P. & Roberts, L. (2014). Breast cancer. A race still unfinished. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.) 343, 1451.
A journal article with 3 authors
Baron-Cohen, S., Knickmeyer, R. C. & Belmonte, M. K. (2005). Sex differences in the brain: implications for explaining autism. Science (New York, N.Y.) 310, 819–823.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Reijmers, L. G., Perkins, B. L., Matsuo, N. & Mayford, M. (2007). Localization of a stable neural correlate of associative memory. Science (New York, N.Y.) 317, 1230–1233.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cherniakov, M. (2003). An Introduction to Parametric Digital Filters and Oscillators. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Kappler, M. & Sachs, A. (eds) (2013). Business Cycle Synchronisation and Economic Integration: New Evidence from the EU. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag HD.
A chapter in an edited book
Vázquez-Poletti, J. L., Barderas, G., Llorente, I. M. & Romero, P. (2012). A Model for Efficient Onboard Actualization of an Instrumental Cyclogram for the Mars MetNet Mission on a Public Cloud Infrastructure. In: Jónasson, K. (ed.) Applied Parallel and Scientific Computing: 10th International Conference, PARA 2010, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 33–42.

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 Petrology.

Blog post
Andrews, R. (2017). China And EU Will “Join Forces” To Fight Climate Change Without America. IFLScience. IFLScience.

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 (1996). NASA’s Clipperton Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Jensen, D. (2015). Functional Analysis of Calmodulin’s Calcium Dependent Inactivation of Orai1. Doctoral dissertation, Edwardsville, IL, Southern Illinois University.

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
Walsh, M. W. (2010). Harrisburg Expects to Miss a Bond Payment. New York Times, 3 September, page B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marx, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Kiberstis and Roberts, 2014; Marx, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Kiberstis and Roberts, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Reijmers et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Petrology
ISSN (print)0022-3530
ISSN (online)1460-2415
ScopeGeochemistry and Petrology
Geophysics

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