How to format your references using the International Journal of Odonatology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Odonatology. 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
Smith, G. (2011). Willard Boyle (1924-2011). Nature, 474(7349), 37.
A journal article with 2 authors
Heldwein, E. E., & Brennan, R. G. (2001). Crystal structure of the transcription activator BmrR bound to DNA and a drug. Nature, 409(6818), 378–382.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ma, J.-B., Ye, K., & Patel, D. J. (2004). Structural basis for overhang-specific small interfering RNA recognition by the PAZ domain. Nature, 429(6989), 318–322.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Guo, S., Yamaguchi, Y., Schilbach, S., Wada, T., Lee, J., Goddard, A., … Rosenthal, A. (2000). A regulator of transcriptional elongation controls vertebrate neuronal development. Nature, 408(6810), 366–369.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Exposito, E. (2012). Advanced Transport Protocols. Hoboken, NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Heywood, D. (2010). The Pedagogy of Physical Science. (J. Parker, Ed.) (Vol. 38). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Senk, S. L., Tatto, M. T., Reckase, M., Rowley, G., Peck, R., & Bankov, K. (2014). Knowledge of Future Primary Teachers for Teaching Mathematics: An International Comparative Study. In S. Blömeke, F.-J. Hsieh, G. Kaiser, & W. H. Schmidt (Eds.), International Perspectives on Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Opportunities to Learn: TEDS-M Results (pp. 61–90). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 Odonatology.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2016, December 28). This Is What Marijuana Looks Like Under A Microscope. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/this-is-what-marijuana-looks-like-under-a-microscope/

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. (2007). Information Technology: DHS Needs to Fully Define and Implement Policies and Procedures for Effectively Managing Investments (No. GAO-07-424). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Swartz, H. (2017). The Multitude Speaks in Style: An Analysis of Vernacular Agency through Images of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Doctoral dissertation). Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

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
Pilon, M. (2014, September 25). Judge Rules Against Team. New York Times, p. B13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mandavilli, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Triendl, 2001; Wadman, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Heldwein & Brennan, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Ma, Ye, & Patel, 2004)
  • 6 or more authors: (Prangé et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Odonatology
AbbreviationInt. J. Odonatol.
ISSN (print)1388-7890
ISSN (online)2159-6719
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Insect Science

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