How to format your references using the Insectes Sociaux citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Insectes Sociaux. 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
Lander AD (2013) How cells know where they are. Science 339:923–927
A journal article with 2 authors
Ramesh KV, Goswami P (2014) Assessing reliability of regional climate projections: the case of Indian monsoon. Sci Rep 4:4071
A journal article with 3 authors
Abel T, Bryan GL, Norman ML (2002) The formation of the first star in the Universe. Science 295:93–98
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kerr B, Neuhauser C, Bohannan BJM, Dean AM (2006) Local migration promotes competitive restraint in a host-pathogen “tragedy of the commons.” Nature 442:75–78

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Estopinal SV, Lathrop W (2011) Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey
An edited book
Vieira BC, Salgado AAR, Santos LJC (eds) (2015) Landscapes and Landforms of Brazil. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Correa JR, Feuilloley L, Soto JA (2014) Independent and Hitting Sets of Rectangles Intersecting a Diagonal Line. In: Pardo A, Viola A (eds) LATIN 2014: Theoretical Informatics: 11th Latin American Symposium, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 31–April 4, 2014. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 35–46

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 Insectes Sociaux.

Blog post
Fang J (2015) Methane-Based Life Forms Could Exist On Titan. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/template-methane-based-life-forms-titan/. 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 (2003) Aviation Security: Efforts to Measure Effectiveness and Strengthen Security Programs. 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
Oldham CA (2010) An investigation of genre and grammatical positioning in an online community. 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
Eligon J (2017) In the Hands of a Pro. New York Times D1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lander 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Lander 2013; Ramesh and Goswami 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Ramesh and Goswami 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Kerr et al. 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleInsectes Sociaux
AbbreviationInsectes Soc.
ISSN (print)0020-1812
ISSN (online)1420-9098
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Insect Science

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