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
Bilham, R. (2005) A flying start, then a slow slip. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308, 1126–1127.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hong, S.Y. and Kalnay, E. (2000) Role of sea surface temperature and soil-moisture feedback in the 1998 Oklahoma-Texas drought. Nature, 408, 842–844.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schulte, D.M., Burke, R.P. and Lipcius, R.N. (2009) Unprecedented restoration of a native oyster metapopulation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 325, 1124–1128.
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Petruk, S., Sedkov, Y., Smith, S., Tillib, S., Kraevski, V., Nakamura, T., Canaani, E., Croce, C.M. and Mazo, A. (2001) Trithorax and dCBP acting in a complex to maintain expression of a homeotic gene. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294, 1331–1334.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Black, R. (2016) Pragmatic Software Testing. P. in.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana.
An edited book
Kostrzewa, R.M. (ed.). (2014) Handbook of Neurotoxicity. P. in.: Springer, New York, NY, XXXVIII, 2371 p. 244 illus., 147 illus. in color. eReference pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang, Z., Pan, L., Li, J., Li, S., Li, M. and Tang, J. (2016) Boosting to Build a Large-Scale Cross-Lingual Ontology. Pp. 41–53 in: Knowledge Graph and Semantic Computing: Semantic, Knowledge, and Linked Big Data: First China Conference, CCKS 2016, Beijing, China, September 19-22, 2016, Revised Selected Papers (H. Chen, H. Ji, L. Sun, H. Wang, T. Qian and T. Ruan, editors). Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, Singapore.

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) An Insight Into The Domestication Of Barnyard Chickens. 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) Space Exploration: Cost, Schedule, and Performance of NASA’s Ulysses Mission to the Sun. 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
Jones, J.D. (2013) Parental attachment style: Links with parent and adolescent perceptions of parenting and observed secure base behaviors. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Kelly, M. (1992) THE 1992 CAMPIAGN: Undeclared Candidate; Where Perot Exhibits A Lifetime of Memories. New York Times, 18.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bilham, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Hong and Kalnay, 2000; Bilham, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Hong and Kalnay, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Petruk et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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