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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Pest Management. 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
Gonzalez C. 2015. Cell division: A last-minute decision. Nature. 528(7581):196–197.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bravo-Abad J, Soljacić M. 2008. Physics. A unified picture of laser physics. Science. 320(5876):623–624.
A journal article with 3 authors
Rawson FJ, Downard AJ, Baronian KH. 2014. Electrochemical detection of intracellular and cell membrane redox systems in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Sci Rep. 4:5216.
A journal article with 12 or more authors
Kawasaki T, Matsumura Y, Tsutsumi T, Suzuki K, Ito M, Soai K. 2009. Asymmetric autocatalysis triggered by carbon isotope (13C/12C) chirality. Science. 324(5926):492–495.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kaszeta D. 2012. CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Events. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Pobil AP del, Chinellato E, Martinez-Martin E, Hallam J, Cervera E, Morales A, editors. 2014. From Animals to Animats 13: 13th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2014, Castellón, Spain, July 22-25, 2014. Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Jarrick A. 2013. The Scientific Mission and the Freedom of Research. In: Rider S, Hasselberg Y, Waluszewski A, editors. Transformations in Research, Higher Education and the Academic Market: The Breakdown of Scientific Thought. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; p. 53–67.

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 Pest Management.

Blog post
Andrew E. 2015. Folding Graphene Like Origami May Allow Us To Wear Sensors In Our Skin. IFLScience [Internet]. [accessed 2018 Oct 30].


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. 2009. NASA: Commercial Partners Are Making Progress, but Face Aggressive Schedules to Demonstrate Critical Space Station Cargo Transport Capabilities. 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
Fuller JB. 2015. The Woodsman’s Son [Doctoral dissertation]. Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana.

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
Williams J. 2017. The Teacher Learns She’s a Student, Too. New York Times.:C5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Gonzalez 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Bravo-Abad and Soljacić 2008; Gonzalez 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Bravo-Abad and Soljacić 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Kawasaki et al. 2009)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Pest Management
AbbreviationInt. J. Pest Manag.
ISSN (print)0967-0874
ISSN (online)1366-5863
ScopeAgronomy and Crop Science
Insect Science

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