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
Young, O.R., 2011. Governance: A peaceful Arctic. Nature 478, 180–181.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li, Y., Sun, Q., 2014. The superior catalytic CO oxidation capacity of a Cr-phthalocyanine porous sheet. Sci. Rep. 4, 4098.
A journal article with 3 authors
Begley, C.G., Buchan, A.M., Dirnagl, U., 2015. Robust research: Institutions must do their part for reproducibility. Nature 525, 25–27.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zimmermann, K., Leffler, A., Babes, A., Cendan, C.M., Carr, R.W., Kobayashi, J.-I., Nau, C., Wood, J.N., Reeh, P.W., 2007. Sensory neuron sodium channel Nav1.8 is essential for pain at low temperatures. Nature 447, 855–858.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kaut Roth, C., Faulkner, W.H., Jr, 2013. Review Questions for MRI. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK.
An edited book
Orey, M., Jones, S.A., Branch, R.M. (Eds.), 2014. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook: Volume 38, Educational Media and Technology Yearbook. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Nebel, B., 2012. Editorial, in: Prassler, E., Zöllner, M., Bischoff, R., Burgard, W., Haschke, R., Hägele, M., Lawitzky, G., Nebel, B., Plöger, P., Reiser, U. (Eds.), Towards Service Robots for Everyday Environments: Recent Advances in Designing Service Robots for Complex Tasks in Everyday Environments, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 45–47.

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. The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence [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, 2011. Aviation Security: Progress Made, but Challenges Persist in Meeting the Screening Mandate for Air Cargo (No. GAO-11-413T). 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
Tran, L.N., 2013. Low-cost vehicle remote diagnostic system (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., 2016. Once Damaged Goods, Mets Reliever Returns to the Top Shelf. New York Times B10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Young, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Li and Sun, 2014; Young, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Li and Sun, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Zimmermann et al., 2007)

About the journal

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

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