How to format your references using the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Grünbaum, D., 2006. Behavior. Align in the sand. Science 312, 1320–1322.
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor, J.R.A., Kier, W.M., 2003. Switching skeletons: hydrostatic support in molting crabs. Science 301, 209–210.
A journal article with 3 authors
Eccleston, A., Cesari, F., Skipper, M., 2013. Transcription and epigenetics. Nature 502, 461.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Cheng, Q., Wu, K., Shi, Y., Wang, H., Wang, G.P., 2013. Directionally hiding objects and creating illusions at visible wavelengths by holography. Sci. Rep. 3, 1974.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Behme, S., 2015. Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Proteins. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Cortier, V., Kirchner, C., Okada, M., Sakurada, H. (Eds.), 2009. Formal to Practical Security: Papers Issued from the 2005-2008 French-Japanese Collaboration, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Ba, S., Yang, X., 2016. Why Does the Internet Impact China More Tremendously?, in: Yang, X. (Ed.), “Internet Plus” Pathways to the Transformation of China’s Property Sector. Springer, Singapore, pp. 61–66.

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 International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2017. Is Eating Burnt Toast Or Crispy Potatoes A Potential Cancer Risk? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1992. Mass Transit: Effects of Tax Changes on Commuter Behavior (No. RCED-92-243). 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
PerLee-Lange, D.L., 2010. An introduction to the juvenile dependency court process and the child welfare system: A curriculum for parents (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Rothenberg, B., 2017. Williams and Kvitova Continue Remarkable Runs to a Showdown. New York Times D4.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Grünbaum, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Grünbaum, 2006; Taylor and Kier, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Taylor and Kier, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Cheng et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
AbbreviationInt. J. Greenhouse Gas Control
ISSN (print)1750-5836
ScopeGeneral Energy
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Other styles