How to format your references using the Mineralogy and Petrology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mineralogy and Petrology. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Ward C (2015) Beauty: 4 big questions. Nature 526:S17
A journal article with 2 authors
Eisch AJ, Petrik D (2012) Depression and hippocampal neurogenesis: a road to remission? Science 338:72–75
A journal article with 3 authors
Hayden BY, Pearson JM, Platt ML (2009) Fictive reward signals in the anterior cingulate cortex. Science 324:948–950
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Sahai R, Morris M, Knapp GR, et al (2003) A collimated, high-speed outflow from the dying star V Hydrae. Nature 426:261–264

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dormieux L, Kondo D (2016) Micromechanics of Fracture and Damage. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Qing S, Okamoto E, Kim K, Liu D (eds) (2016) Information and Communications Security: 17th International Conference, ICICS 2015, Beijing, China, December 9-11, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Culp P, Glennon R, Libecap G (2015) Questions and Concerns. In: Glennon R, Libecap G (eds) Shopping for Water: How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West. Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, Washington, DC, pp 28–30

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 Mineralogy and Petrology.

Blog post
Fang J (2014) Remote-Controlled Contraceptive Implant That Lasts 16 Years. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2014) Export Controls: NASA Management Action and Improved Oversight Needed to Reduce the Risk of Unauthorized Access to Its Technologies. 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
Simonsen AE (2010) Risk and resilience: Girls’ experiences navigating space and relationships in a secure residential facility. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
Gordon M (2012) Blessed Among Women. New York Times BR14

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ward 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Eisch and Petrik 2012; Ward 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Eisch and Petrik 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Sahai et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleMineralogy and Petrology
AbbreviationMineral. Petrol.
ISSN (print)0930-0708
ISSN (online)1438-1168
ScopeGeochemistry and Petrology
Geophysics

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