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. Korenaga J. Comment on “Intermittent plate tectonics?” Science. 2008;320:1291; author reply 1291.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Barkman T, Zhang J. Evidence for escape from adaptive conflict? Nature. 2009;462:E1; discussion E2-3.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Biteau B, Labarre J, Toledano MB. ATP-dependent reduction of cysteine-sulphinic acid by S. cerevisiae sulphiredoxin. Nature. 2003;425:980–4.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Raby CR, Alexis DM, Dickinson A, Clayton NS. Planning for the future by western scrub-jays. Nature. 2007;445:919–21.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Robbins NB. Creating More Effective Graphs. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
1. Spyns P. Scientific Peer Reviewing: Practical Hints and Best Practices. Vidal M-E, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Hakeem FB, Haberfeld MR, Verma A. Human Rights and Islamic Law. In: Haberfeld MR, Verma A, editors. Policing Muslim Communities: Comparative International Context. New York, NY: Springer; 2012. p. 41–57.

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. Andrew E. How The Bacteria In Our Gut Affect Our Cravings For Food [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/how-bacteria-our-gut-affect-our-cravings-food/

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. Problems and Needed Improvements in Evaluating Office of Education Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1977 Sep. Report No.: HRD-76-165.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Garishe SS. Protocol for file sharing in mobile ad hoc networks [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2017.

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. Packer G. Heart of the Matter. New York Times. 2009 Oct 18;BR12.

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
Scope

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