How to format your references using the Mineralium Deposita citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mineralium Deposita. 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
Mandavilli A (2005) The coming epidemic. Nature 436:496–498
A journal article with 2 authors
Jensen K, Murray F (2005) Intellectual property. Enhanced: intellectual property landscape of the human genome. Science 310:239–240
A journal article with 3 authors
Caro E, Castellano MM, Gutierrez C (2007) A chromatin link that couples cell division to root epidermis patterning in Arabidopsis. Nature 447:213–217
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Liu D, Lei W, Qin S, Chen Y (2014) Template-free synthesis of functional 3D BN architecture for removal of dyes from water. Sci Rep 4:4453

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Salam A (2009) Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Pan Y, Chen D, Guo M, et al (eds) (2005) Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications: Third International Symposium, ISPA 2005, Nanjing, China, November 2-5, 2005. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Diudea MV, Nagy CL (2007) Operations on Maps. In: Diudea MV, Nagy CL (eds) Periodic Nanostructures. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 115–136

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 Mineralium Deposita.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) The Lost Ocean Of Mars. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/lost-ocean-mars/. 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 (2005) Credit Reporting Literacy Survey Data, an E-supplement to GAO-05-223. 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
Perez RW (2017) Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block? The Impact of Prior Military Service on Hiring Managers’ Perceptions of Warmth, Competence, and Hirability. Doctoral dissertation, 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
McKINLEY JC Jr (2017) A Murder Trial in Which the Gunman Is Unknown. New York Times A24

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mandavilli 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Mandavilli 2005; Jensen and Murray 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Jensen and Murray 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleMineralium Deposita
AbbreviationMiner. Deposita
ISSN (print)0026-4598
ISSN (online)1432-1866
ScopeGeochemistry and Petrology
Geophysics

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