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
McCammon, C. (2001) Geophysics. Deep diamond mysteries. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293, 813–814.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kohno, M. and Koizumi, Y. (2000) Tokaimura accident. Neutron dose estimates from 5-yen coins. Nature, 406, 693.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hong, W., Mosca, T.J. and Luo, L. (2012) Teneurins instruct synaptic partner matching in an olfactory map. Nature, 484, 201–207.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Robinson, R.C., Turbedsky, K., Kaiser, D.A., Marchand, J.B., Higgs, H.N., Choe, S. and Pollard, T.D. (2001) Crystal structure of Arp2/3 complex. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294, 1679–1684.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Khan, M.M. and Islam, M.R. (2012) Zero Waste Engineering. P. in.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Abraham, A., Lloret Mauri, J., Buford, J.F., Suzuki, J. and Thampi, S.M. (eds.). (2011) Advances in Computing and Communications: First International Conference, ACC 2011, Kochi, India, July 22-24, 2011. Proceedings, Part II. P. in.: Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XXXVI, 712 p. 316 illus pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Legutke, S. (2012) Building Earth System Models. Pp. 45–54 in: Earth System Modelling - Volume 5: Tools for Configuring, Building and Running Models (G. Riley, R. Budich and R. Redler, editors). SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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) Rare Genus Of Plants Named After Sir David Attenborough. 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. (1988) Factors Affecting Concentration in the Airline Industry. 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
Janairo, B. (2017) Recovering Together: A Psychosocial Support Group for Young Adults with Schizophrenia and the People in Their Lives: 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
Vecsey, G. (2010) Yankees Need One Of Those Comebacks. New York Times, B17.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (McCammon, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Kohno and Koizumi, 2000; McCammon, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Kohno and Koizumi, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Robinson et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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