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
Alberts, B., 2012. H5N1. Introduction. Science 336, 1521.
A journal article with 2 authors
Freeman, M.R., Choi, B.C., 2001. Advances in magnetic microscopy. Science 294, 1484–1488.
A journal article with 3 authors
Reinhardt, K., Dowling, D.K., Morrow, E.H., 2013. Medicine. Mitochondrial replacement, evolution, and the clinic. Science 341, 1345–1346.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Rigoni, M., Caccin, P., Gschmeissner, S., Koster, G., Postle, A.D., Rossetto, O., Schiavo, G., Montecucco, C., 2005. Equivalent effects of snake PLA2 neurotoxins and lysophospholipid-fatty acid mixtures. Science 310, 1678–1680.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Barkham, R., 2012. Real Estate and Globalisation. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Epstein, G.S., 2007. Endogenous Public Policy and Contests. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Villalobos, F.J., Fereres, E., Testi, L., 2016. Wind and Turbulent Transport, in: Villalobos, F.J., Fereres, E. (Eds.), Principles of Agronomy for Sustainable Agriculture. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 43–53.

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. Can Light Orbit A Black Hole? [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, 1992. Earth Observing System: Broader Involvement of the EOSDIS User Community Is Needed (No. IMTEC-92-40). 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
Dickson, B., 2008. Yielding architecture: A manifesto for [urban + agri]culture (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
Walsh, M.W., 2012. Debt Ceiling Rises Again As Threat For the U.S. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Alberts, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Alberts, 2012; Freeman and Choi, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Freeman and Choi, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Rigoni et al., 2005)

About the journal

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

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