How to format your references using the Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 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
Lancaster, N., 2006. Planetary science. Linear dunes on Titan. Science 312, 702–703.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bekerman, E., Einav, S., 2015. Infectious disease. Combating emerging viral threats. Science 348, 282–283.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pulendran, B., Palucka, K., Banchereau, J., 2001. Sensing pathogens and tuning immune responses. Science 293, 253–256.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Dupuy, A.J., Akagi, K., Largaespada, D.A., Copeland, N.G., Jenkins, N.A., 2005. Mammalian mutagenesis using a highly mobile somatic Sleeping Beauty transposon system. Nature 436, 221–226.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Leibowitz, M.L., Bova, A., Hammond, P.B., 2010. The Endowment Model of Investing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Jiang, X., Ferrer, M., Torsello, A. (Eds.), 2011. Graph-Based Representations in Pattern Recognition: 8th IAPR-TC-15 International Workshop, GbRPR 2011, Münster, Germany, May 18-20, 2011. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Arnon, I., Cottrill, J., Dubinsky, E., Oktaç, A., Fuentes, S.R., Trigueros, M., Weller, K., 2014. The Teaching of Mathematics Using APOS Theory, in: Cottrill, J., Dubinsky, E., Oktaç, A., Roa Fuentes, S., Trigueros, Maria, Weller, K. (Eds.), APOS Theory: A Framework for Research and Curriculum Development in Mathematics Education. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 57–91.

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 Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology.

Blog post
Luntz, S., 2014. Motor Neurone Disease Success in Animals [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/motor-neurone-disease-success-animals/ (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, 2008. Safe Routes to School: Progress in Implementing the Program, but a Comprehensive Plan to Evaluate Program Outcomes Is Needed (No. GAO-08-789). 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
Rawashdeh, M.Y., 2013. A Relational Framework for Clustering and Cluster Validity and the Generalization of the Silhouette Measure (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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
Poniewozik, J., 2017. It’s That ’80s Show. New York Times C6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lancaster, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Bekerman and Einav, 2015; Lancaster, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Bekerman and Einav, 2015)
  • Three or more authors: (Dupuy et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
AbbreviationJ. Asia. Pac. Entomol.
ISSN (print)1226-8615
ScopeInsect Science

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