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
Schmitz, R.J., 2014. Genetics. The secret garden--epigenetic alleles underlie complex traits. Science 343, 1082–1083.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kouwenhoven, L.P., Venema, L.C., 2000. Heat flow through nanobridges. Nature 404, 943–944.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ibarra, R.U., Edwards, J.S., Palsson, B.O., 2002. Escherichia coli K-12 undergoes adaptive evolution to achieve in silico predicted optimal growth. Nature 420, 186–189.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lebreton, A., Tomecki, R., Dziembowski, A., Séraphin, B., 2008. Endonucleolytic RNA cleavage by a eukaryotic exosome. Nature 456, 993–996.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Démoulin, B., Besnier, P., 2011. Electromagnetic Reverberation Chambers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Nesi, P., Santucci, R. (Eds.), 2013. Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access, and Entertainment: Second International Conference, ECLAP 2013, Porto, Portugal, April 8-10, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Avin, C., Borokhovich, M., Haeupler, B., Lotker, Z., 2013. Self-adjusting Grid Networks to Minimize Expected Path Length, in: Moscibroda, T., Rescigno, A.A. (Eds.), Structural Information and Communication Complexity: 20th International Colloquium, SIROCCO 2013, Ischia, Italy, July 1-3, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 36–54.

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. Human-Chimp Ancestor Was Similar To Modern African Apes [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, 2003. Transportation Security Research: Coordination Needed in Selecting and Implementing Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessments (No. GAO-03-502). 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
Richardson, R.S., 2015. A phenomenological hermeneutic study of radiology (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

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
Saslow, L., 2007. Insider Named President of Farmingdale College. New York Times LI2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schmitz, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Kouwenhoven and Venema, 2000; Schmitz, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kouwenhoven and Venema, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Lebreton et al., 2008)

About the journal

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

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