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
Odame I (2014) Perspective: we need a global solution. Nature 515:S10
A journal article with 2 authors
Hayashi T, Carthew RW (2004) Surface mechanics mediate pattern formation in the developing retina. Nature 431:647–652
A journal article with 3 authors
Bhandary S, Eriksson O, Sanyal B (2013) Defect controlled magnetism in FeP/graphene/Ni(111). Sci Rep 3:3405
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dunlop JA, Anderson LI, Kerp H, Hass H (2003) Palaeontology: preserved organs of Devonian harvestmen. Nature 425:916

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Blair R (2011) Organic Production and Food Quality. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Hovelsrud GK, Smit B (eds) (2010) Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Yang S, Illner D, Teller K, et al (2011) Statistical Shape Theory and Registration Methods for Analyzing the 3D Architecture of Chromatin in Interphase Cell Nuclei. In: Adams NM, Freemont PS (eds) Advances in Nuclear Architecture. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 131–147

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
Davis J (2015) Penis-Less Reptile Unravels Mystery Of Phallic Evolution. 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 (1974) Need for Additional Bilingual Education Teachers and the Availability of Training Programs To Prepare Them for Classroom Service. 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
Arens JL (2015) Power, Oppression, and Group Difference Interrogation: A Call to Social Justice Movement Organizations. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University

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
Lee L (2012) Adjusting a Waistline for a Wedding, but at What Cost? New York Times ST19

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Odame 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Hayashi and Carthew 2004; Odame 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Hayashi and Carthew 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Dunlop et al. 2003)

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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