How to format your references using the Sedimentology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sedimentology. 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
Butt, H.-J. (2011) Materials science. Controlling the flow of suspensions. Science, 331, 868–869.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ichinose, G. and Sayama, H. (2014) Evolution of fairness in the not quite ultimatum game. Sci. Rep., 4, 5104.
A journal article with 3 authors
Luo, M., Fee, M.S. and Katz, L.C. (2003) Encoding pheromonal signals in the accessory olfactory bulb of behaving mice. Science, 299, 1196–1201.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gadjourova, Z., Andreev, Y.G., Tunstall, D.P. and Bruce, P.G. (2001) Ionic conductivity in crystalline polymer electrolytes. Nature, 412, 520–523.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rodman, G.B. (2014) Why Cultural Studies? John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Batyrshin, I. and Mendoza, M.G. (eds) (2013) Advances in Computational Intelligence: 11th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2012, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, October 27 – November 4, 2012. Revised Selected Papers, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, XXVI, 469 p. 208 illus pp.
A chapter in an edited book
Rouche, N. (2011) Théorie de la stabilité dans les équations difféerentielles ordinaires. In: Stability Problems (Ed. L. Salvadori), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 112–194.

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 Sedimentology.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014) Should WHO Administer Blood From Ebola Survivors As Treatment? In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2009) Highway Infrastructure: Federal Efforts to Strengthen Security Should Be Better Coordinated and Targeted on the Nation’s Most Critical Highway Infrastructure. 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
Nguyen, C. (2010) A psychoeducational support group for Vietnamese American family caregivers of stroke survivors: Grant writing thesis proposal. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Gustines, G.G. (2011) More Than Just Comic Books, But Plenty of Those, Too. New York Times C32.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Butt, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Butt, 2011; Ichinose & Sayama, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Ichinose & Sayama, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Gadjourova et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleSedimentology
ISSN (print)0037-0746
ISSN (online)1365-3091

Other styles