How to format your references using the Ore Geology Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Ore Geology Reviews. 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
Landis, G.A., 2000. Avatars in space. Nature 403, 833.
A journal article with 2 authors
Gandhi, S.P., Stevens, C.F., 2003. Three modes of synaptic vesicular recycling revealed by single-vesicle imaging. Nature 423, 607–613.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chien, K.R., Domian, I.J., Parker, K.K., 2008. Cardiogenesis and the complex biology of regenerative cardiovascular medicine. Science 322, 1494–1497.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Merceron-Saffon, N., Baceiredo, A., Gornitzka, H., Bertrand, G., 2003. Synthesis of carbenes through substitution reactions at a carbene center. Science 301, 1223–1225.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bender, H.F., 2002. Das Gefahrstoffbuch. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Crommelin, D.J.A., de Vlieger, J.S.B. (Eds.), 2015. Non-Biological Complex Drugs: The Science and the Regulatory Landscape, AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Ullah, A.A., Huque, A.S., 2014. Discrimination, Xenophobia and Stigmatization, in: Huque, A.S. (Ed.), Asian Immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS: Stigma, Vulnerabilities and Human Rights. Springer, Singapore, pp. 81–110.

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 Ore Geology Reviews.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. Alzheimer’s Patients To Be Given Young Blood In Clinical Trial [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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. Estimates of Potential Savings by Retiring Two Aircraft Carriers Early (No. T-NSIAD-88-16). 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
Siani, J.M., 2009. Costs and benefits of cooperative infant care in wild golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) (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
Koblin, J., Shea, C.D., 2017. Outing of ‘Survivor’ Contestant That Set Off an Uproar Was Shot Months Ago. New York Times B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Landis, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Gandhi and Stevens, 2003; Landis, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Gandhi and Stevens, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Merceron-Saffon et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleOre Geology Reviews
AbbreviationOre Geol. Rev.
ISSN (print)0169-1368
ScopeEconomic Geology
Geochemistry and Petrology

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