How to format your references using the Mineral Economics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mineral Economics. 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
Diamond J (2016) Archaeology: Sources of Chaco wood. Nature 529:31–33
A journal article with 2 authors
Kaufman MT, Churchland AK (2013) Cognitive neuroscience: sensory noise drives bad decisions. Nature 496:172–173
A journal article with 3 authors
Arantes-Oliveira N, Berman JR, Kenyon C (2003) Healthy animals with extreme longevity. Science 302:611
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Maunakea AK, Nagarajan RP, Bilenky M, et al (2010) Conserved role of intragenic DNA methylation in regulating alternative promoters. Nature 466:253–257

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hoskins BJ, James IN (2014) Fluid Dynamics of the Midlatitude Atmosphere. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester
An edited book
Glimm B, Krüger A (eds) (2012) KI 2012: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 35th Annual German Conference on AI, Saarbrücken, Germany, September 24-27, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Besenbacher S, Schwikowski B, Stoye J (2010) Indexing and Searching a Mass Spectrometry Database. In: Elomaa T, Mannila H, Orponen P (eds) Algorithms and Applications: Essays Dedicated to Esko Ukkonen on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 62–76

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 Mineral Economics.

Blog post
Luntz S (2015) Lack Of Risk-Taking In Scientific Research Is Hurting Progress. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/cautious-topic-choice-hurting-science/. 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 (1976) Assistance Provided for the Construction of Higher Education Academic Facilities. 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
Ho L (2012) Determination of Ibuprofen Isotherm Using Supercritical Fluid Chromatography. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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
Feeney K (2008) Freshness City Dwellers Hunger For. New York Times NJ11

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Diamond 2016).
This sentence cites two references (Kaufman and Churchland 2013; Diamond 2016).

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

  • Two authors: (Kaufman and Churchland 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Maunakea et al. 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleMineral Economics
AbbreviationMiner. Econ.
ISSN (print)2191-2203
ISSN (online)2191-2211
ScopeEconomic Geology
Geography, Planning and Development

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