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
Cowan, J., 2007. Astronomy: a constant surprise. Nature 448, 29.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pielke, R.A., Sr, Chase, T.N., 2004. Comment on “Contributions of anthropogenic and natural forcing to recent tropopause height changes.” Science 303, 1771; author reply 1771.
A journal article with 3 authors
Duan, L.M., Cirac, J.I., Zoller, P., 2001. Geometric manipulation of trapped ions for quantum computation. Science 292, 1695–1697.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Paterson, L., MacDonald, M.P., Arlt, J., Sibbett, W., Bryant, P.E., Dholakia, K., 2001. Controlled rotation of optically trapped microscopic particles. Science 292, 912–914.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hoffmann, W., 2014. The Economic Competitiveness of Renewable Energy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Wang, Y., Boachie-Adjei, O., Lenke, L. (Eds.), 2015. Spinal Osteotomy. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Reifsnider, K., Huang, X., 2008. Engineering Durability of Micro-Miniature Fuel Cells, in: Kakaç, S., Pramuanjaroenkij, A., Vasiliev, L. (Eds.), Mini-Micro Fuel Cells: Fundamentals and Applications, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 75–86.

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
Fang, J., 2015. Deadly, Contagious Form of Leukemia is Devastating Atlantic Clams [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, 1978. Federal Regulatory Policies (No. PAD-78-68). 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
Milliken, D.E., 2012. Blood pressure measurement in the primary care provider setting: A project evaluating the blood pressure technique of nursing staff (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
Ember, S., 2016. Four From BuzzFeed’s Politics Team Defect to CNN. New York Times B2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cowan, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Cowan, 2007; Pielke and Chase, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Pielke and Chase, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Paterson et al., 2001)

About the journal

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

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