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
Sassone-Corsi, P. (2013) Physiology. When metabolism and epigenetics converge. Science (New York, N.Y.), 339, 148–150.
A journal article with 2 authors
Xu, G. and Long, G. (2014) Universal nonadiabatic geometric gates in two-qubit decoherence-free subspaces. Scientific reports, 4, 6814.
A journal article with 3 authors
Grover, T., Sheng, D.N. and Vishwanath, A. (2014) Emergent space-time supersymmetry at the boundary of a topological phase. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344, 280–283.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Wei, C.-J., Boyington, J.C., McTamney, P.M., Kong, W.-P., Pearce, M.B., Xu, L., Andersen, H., Rao, S., Tumpey, T.M., Yang, Z.-Y. and Nabel, G.J. (2010) Induction of broadly neutralizing H1N1 influenza antibodies by vaccination. Science (New York, N.Y.), 329, 1060–1064.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Szylar, C. (2013) Risk Management under UCITS III/IV. P. in.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA.
An edited book
Li, H.-X. (2011) Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Nonlinear Distributed Parameter Systems: A Time/Space Separation Based Approach. P. in.: Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, XVIII, 175 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Ammari, H. and Kang, H. (2007) Full Asymptotic Formula for the Potentials. Pp. 129–144 in: Polarization and Moment Tensors: With Applications to Inverse Problems and Effective Medium Theory (H. Kang, editor). Applied Mathematical Sciences, Springer, New York, NY.

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
Andrew, E. (2014) Camera Develops Pictures With Algorithms, Not Lenses. 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. (1992) Depository Institutions: Contracting Practices With Data Processing Servicers. 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
Chhun, S. (2010) Assessing the role of vacuolar trafficking in fifteen candidate env genes at the late endosome to vacuole interface in S. cerevisiae. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Mazzetti, M., Hubbard, B. and Rosenberg, M. (2016) Yemenis View Strikes as Proof of Role of U.S. New York Times, A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sassone-Corsi, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Sassone-Corsi, 2013; Xu and Long, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Xu and Long, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Wei et al., 2010)

About the journal

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

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