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
Nelson FE (2003) Geocryology. (Un)frozen in time. Science 299:1673–1675
A journal article with 2 authors
Hector A, Hooper R (2002) Ecology. Darwin and the first ecological experiment. Science 295:639–640
A journal article with 3 authors
Soukoulis CM, Linden S, Wegener M (2007) Physics. Negative refractive index at optical wavelengths. Science 315:47–49
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kim S, Jin J, Kim Y-J, et al (2008) High-harmonic generation by resonant plasmon field enhancement. Nature 453:757–760

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tolin DF, Worden BL, Wootton BM, Gilliam CM (2017) CBT for Hoarding Disorder. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Kaźmierski TJ, Morawiec A (eds) (2012) System Specification and Design Languages: Selected Contributions from FDL 2010, 1st edn. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Flint KJ, Needham D (2007) ‘Framing’ Lifelong Learning in the Twenty-First Century: Towards a Way of Thinking. In: Aspin DN (ed) Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 85–105

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
Hamilton K (2016) There’s A Cheaper Alternative To The EpiPen - But Your Pharmacist Can Only Give It To You If You Do This. 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 (1999) Commercial Maritime Industry: Updated Information on Federal Assessments. 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
Green EI (2009) Caregiver wellness: An inquiry of health risks among frontline direct caregivers of the elderly and disabled. Doctoral dissertation, Capella 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
Tomasky M (2017) Paul Ryan’s Discontent. New York Times A23

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Nelson 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Hector and Hooper 2002; Nelson 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Hector and Hooper 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Kim et al. 2008)

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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