How to format your references using the Current Forestry Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Forestry Reports. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
1. Winnacker E-L. A chance to drive forward Europe’s science. Nature. 2013;495:283.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Lill T, Joubert O. Materials science. The cutting edge of plasma etching. Science. 2008;319:1050–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Kim SW, Shimoyama T, Hosono H. Solvated electrons in high-temperature melts and glasses of the room-temperature stable electride [Ca₂₄Al₂₈O₆₄]4+·4e. Science. 2011;333:71–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. White RM, Cech J, Ratanasirintrawoot S, Lin CY, Rahl PB, Burke CJ, et al. DHODH modulates transcriptional elongation in the neural crest and melanoma. Nature. 2011;471:518–22.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Laykin E. Investigative Computer Forensics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013.
An edited book
1. Hayat MA, editor. Colorectal Cancer. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ravi-Chandar K. Fracture Mechanics. In: Sharpe WN, editor. Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics. Boston, MA: Springer US; 2008. p. 125–58.

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 Current Forestry Reports.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. Minor Mergers Trigger Half Of New Stars In The Universe Today [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/minor-mergers-trigger-half-of-new-stars-in-the-universe-today/

Reports

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Academy Preparatory Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Oct. Report No.: NSIAD-94-56R.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Makovec MG. A study of the factors predicting attrition and contributing to the attrition rate of high school teachers in Hampton Roads, Virginia [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2008.

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
1. Wagner J. Rendon, Perhaps the Best Player on the Nationals, Hides in Plain Sight. New York Times. 2017 Oct 7;SP3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleCurrent Forestry Reports
AbbreviationCurr. For. Rep.
ISSN (online)2198-6436
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