How to format your references using the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 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
Ward, C.D., 2000. Bordeaux mixture. Nature 404, 337.
A journal article with 2 authors
Henzler-Wildman, K., Kern, D., 2007. Dynamic personalities of proteins. Nature 450, 964–972.
A journal article with 3 authors
Czaplicka, A., Holyst, J.A., Sloot, P.M.A., 2013. Noise enhances information transfer in hierarchical networks. Sci. Rep. 3, 1223.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lareau, L.F., Inada, M., Green, R.E., Wengrod, J.C., Brenner, S.E., 2007. Unproductive splicing of SR genes associated with highly conserved and ultraconserved DNA elements. Nature 446, 926–929.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yang, J., 2007. Six-Membered Transition States in Organic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Choi, M.K.-T., 2013. Online Dating as A Strategic Game: Why and How Men in Hong Kong Use QQ to Chase Women in Mainland China. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Chang, N.-H., Kinoshita, M., Nishihara, Y., 2013. Liquid Crystals, in: Nishihara, Y. (Ed.), Applied Cross-Coupling Reactions, Lecture Notes in Chemistry. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 111–135.

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 ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2015. Could Early Infant Screening And Intervention Help Prevent Autism? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/could-early-infant-screening-and-intervention-help-prevent-autism/ (accessed 10.30.18).

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, 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
Bradford, A., 2015. Internationalization Policy at the Genba: Exploring the Implementation of Social Science English-Taught Undergraduate Degree Programs in Three Japanese Universities (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Koblin, J., 2017. How a Network Missed Out On the Weinstein Exposé. New York Times B1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ward, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Henzler-Wildman and Kern, 2007; Ward, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Henzler-Wildman and Kern, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Lareau et al., 2007)

About the journal

Full journal titleISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
AbbreviationISPRS J. Photogramm. Remote Sens.
ISSN (print)0924-2716
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Computers in Earth Sciences
Engineering (miscellaneous)
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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