How to format your references using the Environmental Entomology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Environmental Entomology. 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
Weintraub, K. 2014. Vaccines: taking a shot at protection. Nature. 516: S12-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Galiana, I., and C. Green. 2009. Let the global technology race begin. Nature. 462: 570–571.
A journal article with 3 authors
Charlebois, R. L., R. G. Beiko, and M. A. Ragan. 2003. Microbial phylogenomics: Branching out. Nature. 421: 217.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Deng, Y., Y. Yu, Y. Song, J. Zhang, N. Z. Wang, Z. Sun, Y. Yi, Y. Z. Wu, S. Wu, J. Zhu, J. Wang, X. H. Chen, and Y. Zhang. 2018. Gate-tunable room-temperature ferromagnetism in two-dimensional Fe3GeTe2. Nature. 563: 94–99.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Heads, G. 2017. Living Mindfully. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
(Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom: The 16th ICMI Study) . 2009. Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom: The 16th ICMI Study, New ICMI Study Series. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Liu, D. 2013. Archimedes in China: Archimedes and His Works in Chinese Literature of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, pp. 49–62. In Knobloch, E., Komatsu, H., Liu, D. (eds.), Seki, Founder of Modern Mathematics in Japan: A Commemoration on His Tercentenary. Springer Japan, Tokyo.

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 Environmental Entomology.

Blog post
Andrews, R. 2017. This Is How Often Iceland Will Cover Europe In A Volcanic Ash Cloud. IFLScience. (


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. 1997. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Success Depends Upon Strong Management and Structured Approach ( No. T-AIMD-97-173). 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
Rogers, R. C. 2010. Documenting cultural transition through contact archaeology in Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatán (Doctoral dissertation).

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
Shpigel, B. 2015. The Undoing of a Quiet Jet. New York Times. SP1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weintraub 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Galiana and Green 2009, Weintraub 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Galiana and Green 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Deng et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleEnvironmental Entomology
AbbreviationEnviron. Entomol.
ISSN (print)0046-225X
ISSN (online)1938-2936
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Insect Science

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