How to format your references using the Mineralogical Magazine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mineralogical Magazine. 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
Meyer, R. (2012) Finding the true value of US climate science. Nature, 482, 133.
A journal article with 2 authors
Yang, G. and Zhou, L. (2014) Zwitterionic versus canonical amino acids over the various defects in zeolites: a two-layer ONIOM calculation. Scientific reports, 4, 6594.
A journal article with 3 authors
Budday, S., Raybaud, C. and Kuhl, E. (2014) A mechanical model predicts morphological abnormalities in the developing human brain. Scientific reports, 4, 5644.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Hernebring, M., Fredriksson, Å., Liljevald, M., Cvijovic, M., Norrman, K., Wiseman, J., Semb, H. and Nyström, T. (2013) Removal of damaged proteins during ES cell fate specification requires the proteasome activator PA28. Scientific reports, 3, 1381.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Posudin, Y. (2014) Methods of Measuring Environmental Parameters. P. in.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Abrahamsson, P. and Oza, N. (eds.). (2010) Lean Enterprise Software and Systems: First International Conference, LESS 2010, Helsinki, Finland, October 17-20, 2010. Proceedings. P. in.: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XIII, 185 p. 30 illus pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Frise, C.J., MacCallum, P.K., Mackillop, L.H. and Nelson-Piercy, C. (2015) Systemic Thromboembolism in Pregnancy: Thromboprophylaxis. Pp. 59–79 in: Disorders of Thrombosis and Hemostasis in Pregnancy: A Guide to Management (H. Cohen and P. O’Brien, editors). Springer International Publishing, Cham.

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 Mineralogical Magazine.

Blog post
Taub, B. (2016) Flesh-Eating Parasite Returns To The US, Half A Century After Being Eradicated. IFLScience. IFLScience. <> (30 October 2018).


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. (1971) Review of Administration of Selected Aspects of the Student-Tutor Education Program by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 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
Ruettgers, M.M. (2013) A Content Analysis to Investigate the Evidence of 21st Century Knowledge and Skills within Elementary Teacher Education Programs in the United States. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Gurley, G. (2016) Death of a Red Carpet Reporter. New York Times, D1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Meyer, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Meyer, 2012; Yang and Zhou, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Yang and Zhou, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Hernebring et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleMineralogical Magazine
AbbreviationMineral. Mag.
ISSN (print)0026-461X
ScopeGeochemistry and Petrology

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