How to format your references using the Fire Science Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Fire Science Reviews. 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
Garrett WS (2015) Cancer and the microbiota. Science 348:80–86
A journal article with 2 authors
Ho L, Crabtree GR (2010) Chromatin remodelling during development. Nature 463:474–484
A journal article with 3 authors
Hulme M, O’Neill SJ, Dessai S (2011) Climate change. Is weather event attribution necessary for adaptation funding? Science 334:764–765
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Friis EM, Crane PR, Pedersen KR, et al (2007) Phase-contrast X-ray microtomography links Cretaceous seeds with Gnetales and Bennettitales. Nature 450:549–552

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Röpke G (2013) Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Probst CW, Hankin C, Hansen RR (eds) (2016) Semantics, Logics, and Calculi: Essays Dedicated to Hanne Riis Nielson and Flemming Nielson on the Occasion of Their 60th Birthdays, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Marinca V, Herisanu N (2011) The Method of Krylov and Bogolyubov. In: Herisanu N (ed) Nonlinear Dynamical Systems in Engineering: Some Approximate Approaches. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 47–82

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 Fire Science Reviews.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) The World’s New Sustainable Development Goals. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/world-s-new-sustainable-development-goals/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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 (2008) Comments on the Office of Personnel Management’s February 20, 2008 Report to Congress Regarding the Retirement Systems Modernization. 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
France KA (2015) Triadic Supervision: An Exploration of Supervisors’ Perceptions, Experiences and Practices. 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
Pilon M (2012) Armstrong Finds a Mixed Reception in Triathlon. New York Times B14

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Garrett 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Ho and Crabtree 2010; Garrett 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Ho and Crabtree 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Friis et al. 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleFire Science Reviews
AbbreviationFire Sci. Rev.
ISSN (online)2193-0414
Scope

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