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
O’Brien, K., 2015. CLIMATE CHANGE. Political agency: The key to tackling climate change. Science 350, 1170–1171.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vafabakhsh, R., Ha, T., 2012. Extreme bendability of DNA less than 100 base pairs long revealed by single-molecule cyclization. Science 337, 1097–1101.
A journal article with 3 authors
Voog, J., D’Alterio, C., Jones, D.L., 2008. Multipotent somatic stem cells contribute to the stem cell niche in the Drosophila testis. Nature 454, 1132–1136.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Najman, Y., Pringle, M., Godin, L., Oliver, G., 2001. Dating of the oldest continental sediments from the Himalayan foreland basin. Nature 410, 194–197.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jelaska, D., 2012. Gears and Gear Drives. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Shindé, S.L., Srivastava, G.P. (Eds.), 2014. Length-Scale Dependent Phonon Interactions, Topics in Applied Physics. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Ponnuramu, V., Tamilselvan, L., 2015. Encryption for Massive Data Storage in Cloud, in: Jain, L.C., Behera, H.S., Mandal, J.K., Mohapatra, D.P. (Eds.), Computational Intelligence in Data Mining - Volume 2: Proceedings of the International Conference on CIDM, 20-21 December 2014, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. Springer India, New Delhi, pp. 27–37.

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
Andrews, R., 2016. Dinosaurs Couldn’t Sing But Ancient Birds Could Honk [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, 2005. Information Technology Management: Census Bureau Has Implemented Many Key Practices, but Additional Actions Are Needed (No. GAO-05-661). 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
Thiagarajan, T.T., 2017. A Simple and Effective Peak-To-Average Power Ratio Reduction Approach Based on Iterative Companding Transform and Filtering Framework of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Signal (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
Sisario, B., 2017. Concord Bicycle Music Buying Imagem Music. New York Times B6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (O’Brien, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (O’Brien, 2015; Vafabakhsh and Ha, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Vafabakhsh and Ha, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Najman et al., 2001)

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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