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
Gibbs R (2005) Deeper into the genome. Nature 437:1233–1234
A journal article with 2 authors
Cannavo E, Cejka P (2014) Sae2 promotes dsDNA endonuclease activity within Mre11-Rad50-Xrs2 to resect DNA breaks. Nature 514:122–125
A journal article with 3 authors
Orihara Y, Kamogawa M, Nagao T (2014) Preseismic changes of the level and temperature of confined groundwater related to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Sci Rep 4:6907
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Thomas JA, Knapp JJ, Akino T, et al (2002) Parasitoid secretions provoke ant warfare. Nature 417:505–506

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Habib MAR (2010) Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Chow JH (ed) (2013) Power System Coherency and Model Reduction. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Jobst AA (2016) A Primer on Structured Finance. In: Satchell S (ed) Derivatives and Hedge Funds. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp 72–90

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
Andrew E (2014) 5 Unsolved Mysteries of Space. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/5-unsolved-mysteries-space/. 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 (2001) NASA’s X-33 and X-34 Programs. 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
O’Connor CS (2015) Measurement of Dispersion and Attenuation in Granular Media using a Filter-Correlation Method. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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
Hodgman J (2016) Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times MM18

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gibbs 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Gibbs 2005; Cannavo and Cejka 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Cannavo and Cejka 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Thomas et al. 2002)

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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