How to format your references using the Florida Entomologist citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Florida Entomologist. 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
Evans RL. 2014. Geophysics: Making the Earth move. Nature 509: 40–41.
A journal article with 2 authors
Handschin C, Spiegelman BM. 2008. The role of exercise and PGC1alpha in inflammation and chronic disease. Nature 454: 463–469.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jeffery WR, Strickler AG, Yamamoto Y. 2004. Migratory neural crest-like cells form body pigmentation in a urochordate embryo. Nature 431: 696–699.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ritz T, Thalau P, Phillips JB, Wiltschko R, Wiltschko W. 2004. Resonance effects indicate a radical-pair mechanism for avian magnetic compass. Nature 429: 177–180.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Russell C. 2006. Trustee Investment Strategy for Endowments and Foundations. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Zheng J, Simplot-Ryl D, Leung VCM eds. 2010. 49 Ad Hoc Networks: Second International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2010, Victoria, BC, Canada, August 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Huang L-Q, Guo L-P. 2013. The Mechanism of Formation of Dao-di Herbs, pp. 67–81 In Huang L-Q [ed.], Molecular Pharmacognosy. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.

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 Florida Entomologist.

Blog post
Andrew E. 2015. Bird Presumed To Be Extinct Since 1940’s Spotted In Myanmar. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/bird-presumed-be-extinct-1940-s-spotted-myanmar/ (last 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. 1985. SEOG Funds: Information on the Distribution of SEOG Funds to Students. 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
Pathak A. 2006. The Role of the Protein Phosphatase 1 Inhibitor-1 In Regulation of Murine Cardiac Physiology and Progression of Cardiomyopathy. 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
Dominus PS. 2015. Cambio de vidas: Los hermanos perdidos de Bogotá. New York Times: MM34.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Evans 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Handschin & Spiegelman 2008; Evans 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Handschin & Spiegelman 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Ritz et al. 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleFlorida Entomologist
AbbreviationFla. Entomol.
ISSN (print)0015-4040
ISSN (online)1938-5102
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Insect Science

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