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
Chan, M.H.W., 2008. Supersolidity. Science 319, 1207–1209.
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor, P.G., Townsend, A.R., 2010. Stoichiometric control of organic carbon-nitrate relationships from soils to the sea. Nature 464, 1178–1181.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang, M.C., O’Rourke, E.J., Ruvkun, G., 2008. Fat metabolism links germline stem cells and longevity in C. elegans. Science 322, 957–960.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Brudzinski, M.R., Thurber, C.H., Hacker, B.R., Engdahl, E.R., 2007. Global prevalence of double Benioff zones. Science 316, 1472–1474.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Attoh-Okine, N.O., 2017. Big Data and Differential Privacy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Oonk, H.A.J., 2008. Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Phenomenology and Thermodynamics. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Smyth, M.D., Rubin, J., 2010. Ependymoma, in: Gupta, N., Banerjee, A., Haas-Kogan, D. (Eds.), Pediatric CNS Tumors, Pediatric Oncology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 67–87.

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. Genetic Study Reveals That There Are Four Species Of Giraffe, Not One [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, 1983. Assessment of Bilateral Telecommunications Agreements With Japan (No. NSIAD-84-2). 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
Carrillo, J., 2010. Parenting education curriculum for single adolescent mothers in foster care (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
Craig, S., Pilon, M., 2013. Linked to Competitors, Judge Asserts Integrity. 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 (Chan, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Chan, 2008; Taylor and Townsend, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Taylor and Townsend, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Brudzinski et al., 2007)

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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