How to format your references using the Mine Water and the Environment citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mine Water and the Environment. 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
DeWeerdt S (2013) Vaccines: An age-old problem. Nature 502:S8-9
A journal article with 2 authors
Bornholdt ZA, Prasad BVV (2008) X-ray structure of NS1 from a highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus. Nature 456:985–988
A journal article with 3 authors
Poss KD, Wilson LG, Keating MT (2002) Heart regeneration in zebrafish. Science 298:2188–2190
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bottjer DJ, Davidson EH, Peterson KJ, Cameron RA (2006) Paleogenomics of echinoderms. Science 314:956–960

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kunz W (2016) Species Conservation in Managed Habitats. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Nack F, Gordon AS (eds) (2016) Interactive Storytelling: 9th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 15–18, 2016, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Bilinski C, LaChance A, Murphy MJ (2012) Clinical and Histopathological Parameters in Melanoma. In: Murphy MJ (ed) Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Melanoma. Springer, New York, NY, pp 49–67

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 Mine Water and the Environment.

Blog post
Hale T (2016) Experts Have Some Advice Following A Nasty E. Coli Outbreak From Salad. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/experts-have-some-advice-following-a-nasty-e-coli-outbreak-from-salad/. 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 (2016) West Coast Ports: Better Supply Chain Information Could Improve DOT’s Freight Efforts. 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
Deise EC (2008) Frame problems, Fodor’s challenge, and practical reason. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Kennedy R, Davey M (2013) Detroit’s Creditors Eye Its Art Collection. New York Times C1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (DeWeerdt 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Bornholdt and Prasad 2008; DeWeerdt 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Bornholdt and Prasad 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Bottjer et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleMine Water and the Environment
AbbreviationMine Water Environ.
ISSN (print)1025-9112
ISSN (online)1616-1068
ScopeGeotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
Water Science and Technology

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