How to format your references using the Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 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
Kuhn NJ (2000) Learn lateral thinking first and specialize later. Nature 404:542.
A journal article with 2 authors
Godfray C & Hassell M (2005) Obituary: Richard Southwood (1931-2005). Nature 438:928.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kalab P, Weis K & Heald R (2002) Visualization of a Ran-GTP gradient in interphase and mitotic Xenopus egg extracts. Science (New York, N.Y.) 295:2452–2456.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Galy V, France-Lanord C, Beyssac O, Faure P, Kudrass H & Palhol F (2007) Efficient organic carbon burial in the Bengal fan sustained by the Himalayan erosional system. Nature 450:407–410.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lyshevski SE (2005) Engineering and Scientific Computations Using MATLAB®. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Hawksworth DL & Bull AT (Ed by ) (2006) Arthropod Diversity and Conservation. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Schaathun HG & Cohen GD (2005) A Trellis-Based Bound on (2,1)-Separating Codes. Cryptography and Coding: 10th IMA International Conference, Cirencester, UK, December 19-21, 2005. Proceedings. (ed by NP Smart) Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 59–67.

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 Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) Stephen Hawking Claims Aggression Will Be Downfall of Human Race. IFLScience.

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
Government Accountability Office (2006) Social Security Numbers: More Could be Done to Protect SSNs. 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
Saxena M (2010) Learner analysis framework for globalized e-learning.

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
Barron J (2016) The Public Face and Voice of Crazy Eddie Recalls the Real One. New York Times:A24.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kuhn, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Kuhn, 2000; Godfray & Hassell, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Godfray & Hassell, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Galy et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
AbbreviationEntomol. Exp. Appl.
ISSN (print)0013-8703
ISSN (online)1570-7458
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Insect Science

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