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
Gittis A (2012) Eppendorf finalist. Striatal interneurons: causes of or cures for movement disorders? Science 338:59
A journal article with 2 authors
Davidson K, Smith N (2000) A massive cool dust torus around eta Carinae? Nature 405:532
A journal article with 3 authors
Schmidt MW, Spero HJ, Lea DW (2004) Links between salinity variation in the Caribbean and North Atlantic thermohaline circulation. Nature 428:160–163
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Pham KN, Puertas AM, Bergenholtz J, et al (2002) Multiple glassy states in a simple model system. Science 296:104–106

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chappell D (2008) Parris’s Standard Form of Building Contract. Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Mendes P, Dada JO, Smallbone K (eds) (2014) Computational Methods in Systems Biology: 12th International Conference, CMSB 2014, Manchester, UK, November 17-19, 2014, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Jiang HW, Yablonovitch E, Xiao M, et al (2009) Single-Electron-Spin Measurements in Si-Based Semiconductor Nanostructures. In: Fanciulli M (ed) Electron Spin Resonance and Related Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Structures. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 81–100

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
O`Callaghan J (2016) NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Will Arrive At Jupiter This Week. 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 (1990) Justice ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information. 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
Cervantes I (2013) Flexural retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures using Green Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer plates. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
McKINLEY JC Jr, Southall A, Baker AL (2016) Bronx Killing Leaves Only the Police in the Dark. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gittis 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Davidson and Smith 2000; Gittis 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Davidson and Smith 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Pham et al. 2002)

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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