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
Kagan, J.C., 2013. Immunology. Sensing endotoxins from within. Science 341, 1184–1185.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lowell, T.V., Kelly, M.A., 2008. Climate. Was the Younger Dryas global? Science 321, 348–349.
A journal article with 3 authors
True, H.L., Berlin, I., Lindquist, S.L., 2004. Epigenetic regulation of translation reveals hidden genetic variation to produce complex traits. Nature 431, 184–187.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
van Dellen, A., Blakemore, C., Deacon, R., York, D., Hannan, A.J., 2000. Delaying the onset of Huntington’s in mice. Nature 404, 721–722.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ryan, T.P., 2007. Modern Engineering Statistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Blondel, V.D., Boyd, S.P., Kimura, H. (Eds.), 2008. Recent Advances in Learning and Control, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. Springer, London.
A chapter in an edited book
Sun, L.R., Felling, R.J., 2016. Pediatric Vascular Neurology and Syndromes, in: Agrawal, A., Britz, G. (Eds.), Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery: Principles and Practice of Neurovascular Disorders (Part 1). Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 37–46.

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, D., 2016. How Subtle Changes In Our Bodies Affect Conscious Awareness And Decision Confidence [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, 1976. Procedures and Policies of the Energy Research and Development Administration (No. B-187621). 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
Pratt, P.R., 2009. Analysis of the thermo-mechanical characteristics of the LENSTM process for steels using the finite element method (Doctoral dissertation). Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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
O’connell, M.E., 2013. The Questions Brennan Can’t Dodge. New York Times A27.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kagan, 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Kagan, 2013; Lowell and Kelly, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Lowell and Kelly, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (van Dellen et al., 2000)

About the journal

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

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