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
John, P., 2001. Applied physics. Toward diamond lasers. Science 292, 1847–1848.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bavelier, D., Davidson, R.J., 2013. Brain training: Games to do you good. Nature 494, 425–426.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gilman, R.T., Nuismer, S.L., Jhwueng, D.-C., 2012. Coevolution in multidimensional trait space favours escape from parasites and pathogens. Nature 483, 328–330.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Schalch, T., Duda, S., Sargent, D.F., Richmond, T.J., 2005. X-ray structure of a tetranucleosome and its implications for the chromatin fibre. Nature 436, 138–141.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wilson, D., 2012. Visual Guide to Financial Markets. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Wallenberger, F.T., Bingham, P.A. (Eds.), 2010. Fiberglass and Glass Technology: Energy-Friendly Compositions and Applications. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Ikushima, H., Miyazono, K., 2013. TGF-β in Cancer Stem Cells, in: Moustakas, A., Miyazawa, K. (Eds.), TGF-β in Human Disease. Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp. 93–112.

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
Andrew, D., 2016. Feed A Virus But Starve Bacteria? When You’re Sick, It May Really Matter [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, 1997. Surface Transportation: Prospects for Innovation Through Research, Intelligent Transportation Systems, State Infrastructure Banks, and Design-Build Contracting (No. T-RCED-97-83). 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
Felarca, C.U., 2012. A burning problem: Skin protection practices among college nursing students and non-nursing college students (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
Wagner, J., 2016. The Mets Blow a Lead, but a Hunch Pays Off. New York Times B13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (John, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Bavelier and Davidson, 2013; John, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Bavelier and Davidson, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Schalch et al., 2005)

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

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