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. Rosenlof KH. Atmospheric science. How water enters the stratosphere. Science. 2003;302:1691–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Yagi M, Oikawa S. Ontogenetic phase shifts in metabolism in a flounder Paralichthys olivaceus. Sci Rep. 2014;4:7135.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Luo ZX, Cifelli RL, Kielan-Jaworowska Z. Dual origin of tribosphenic mammals. Nature. 2001;409:53–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Kranendijk M, Struys EA, van Schaftingen E, Gibson KM, Kanhai WA, van der Knaap MS, et al. IDH2 mutations in patients with D-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria. Science. 2010;330:336.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Maré J-C. Aerospace Actuators 1. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
1. Hazzan O. Agile Anywhere: Essays on Agile Projects and Beyond. Dubinsky Y, editor. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Pachauri RK. Climate Change and Agroforestry. In: Nair PKR, Garrity D, editors. Agroforestry - The Future of Global Land Use. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012. p. 13–5.

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. Hale T. Scotland Sees Record-Smashing Numbers Of Dolphins [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/scotland-sees-recordsmashing-numbers-of-dolphins/

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. Discretionary Grants: Education Needs to Improve Its Oversight of Grants Monitoring. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2017 Apr. Report No.: GAO-17-266.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Othmanawny G. Soaked and Unsoaked Performance of Crushed Gravel and Limestone Aggregates [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 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. Walsh MW. Ruling Sets Up Pension Battle in Bankrupt City. New York Times. 2013 Apr 2;B1.

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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