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
Junge, C. (2011) Morbidity: A personal response. Nature, 480, S14-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Leuenberger, M.N. and Loss, D. (2001) Quantum computing in molecular magnets. Nature, 410, 789–793.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hu, D.L., Chan, B. and Bush, J.W.M. (2003) The hydrodynamics of water strider locomotion. Nature, 424, 663–666.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Jones, G.H., Roussos, E., Krupp, N., Paranicas, C., Woch, J., Lagg, A., Mitchell, D.G., Krimigis, S.M. and Dougherty, M.K. (2006) Enceladus’ varying imprint on the magnetosphere of Saturn. Science (New York, N.Y.), 311, 1412–1415.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brown, R.A. (2012) Extreme Tissue Engineering. P. in.: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Ryan, M., Gerard, K. and Amaya-Amaya, M. (eds.). (2008) Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value Health and Health Care. P. in.: The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, XX, 256 p pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Luks, A.M., Glenny, R.W. and Robertson, H.T. (2013) Interpreting the Results of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests. Pp. 53–75 in: Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (R.W. Glenny and H.T. Robertson, editors). 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. (2016) How Ancient Warm Periods Can Help Predict Future Climate Change. 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. (1987) ADP, IRM & Telecommunications 1986. 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
Foley, J.D. (2012) Comparing Kac-Moody groups over the complex numbers and fields of positive characteristic via homotopy theory. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 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
St. John Kelly, E. (2000) Serial Shoppers Who Terrorize Real Estate Agents. New York Times, 144.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Junge, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Leuenberger and Loss, 2001; Junge, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Leuenberger and Loss, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Jones et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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