How to format your references using the European Journal of Wood and Wood Products citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 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
Alexander RM (2003) Evolution. Enhanced: A rodent as big as a buffalo. Science 301:1678–1679
A journal article with 2 authors
Adams J, Loach T (2015) Comment: A well-connected world. Nature 527:S58-9
A journal article with 3 authors
Hernández AR, Klein AM, Kirschner MW (2012) Kinetic responses of β-catenin specify the sites of Wnt control. Science 338:1337–1340
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Du S, Lin K, Malladi SK, et al (2014) Plasma nitriding induced growth of Pt-nanowire arrays as high performance electrocatalysts for fuel cells. Sci Rep 4:6439

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rigo M (2014) Formal Languages, Automata and Numeration Systems 1. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Srinivasan S (2013) Thermodiffusion in Multicomponent Mixtures: Thermodynamic, Algebraic, and Neuro-Computing Models. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Lu T, Vo B, Nguyen HT, Hong T-P (2014) A New Method for Mining High Average Utility Itemsets. In: Saeed K, Snášel V (eds) Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management: 13th IFIP TC8 International Conference, CISIM 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 5-7, 2014. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 33–42

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 European Journal of Wood and Wood Products.

Blog post
Andrew E (2014) There Is Still A Glimmer of Hope for Jade Rabbit. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1989) Social Security: Leadership Structure for an Independent Social Security Administration. 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
Albrinck BM (2010) An Exploratory Study of Urban Transportation and Air Quality Issues Using CO as an Indicator. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati

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
Nir SM, Mueller B, Navarro M (2015) A Tarnished Family Empire. New York Times MB1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Alexander 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Alexander 2003; Adams and Loach 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Adams and Loach 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Du et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Journal of Wood and Wood Products
ISSN (print)0018-3768
ISSN (online)1436-736X
General Materials Science

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