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
Dajani, R. (2015) Why I teach evolution to Muslim students. Nature, 520, 409.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bhattacharya, K. and James, R.D. (2005) Applied physics. The material is the machine. Science (New York, N.Y.), 307, 53–54.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, W.-W., Yu, H.-Q. and Rittmann, B.E. (2015) Chemistry: Reuse water pollutants. Nature, 528, 29–31.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Dyall, S.D., Yan, W., Delgadillo-Correa, M.G., Lunceford, A., Loo, J.A., Clarke, C.F. and Johnson, P.J. (2004) Non-mitochondrial complex I proteins in a hydrogenosomal oxidoreductase complex. Nature, 431, 1103–1107.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith, C. and Meeking, D. (2013) How to Succeed at the Medical Interview. P. in.: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Bertram, A. (2015) Solid Mechanics: Theory, Modeling, and Problems. P. in.: Springer International Publishing, Cham, XIII, 318 p. 87 illus., 1 illus. in color pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Henmi, K. and Hattori, M. (2016) Parallel Learning for Combined Knowledge Acquisition Model. Pp. 32–39 in: Neural Information Processing: 23rd International Conference, ICONIP 2016, Kyoto, Japan, October 16–21, 2016, Proceedings, Part I (A. Hirose, S. Ozawa, K. Doya, K. Ikeda, M. Lee and D. Liu, editors). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 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
Andrew, E. (2015) How Big Are The Largest Marine Animals? 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. (1995) Amtrak: Early Progress Made in Implementing Strategic and Business Plan, but Obstacles Remain. 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
Mark, M. (2017) A peer mentorship program for youth transitioning out of foster care: A grant proposal. 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
Wagner, J. (2017) Who’s at Second, And Now Third? It’s the Catcher. New York Times, B7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dajani, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Bhattacharya and James, 2005; Dajani, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Bhattacharya and James, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Dyall et al., 2004)

About the journal

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

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