How to format your references using the Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape 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.
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
Dobson, A. P. (2005). Virology. What links bats to emerging infectious diseases? Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5748), 628–629.
A journal article with 2 authors
Berndt, A., & Deisseroth, K. (2015). OPTOGENETICS. Expanding the optogenetics toolkit. Science (New York, N.Y.), 349(6248), 590–591.
A journal article with 3 authors
Randow, F., MacMicking, J. D., & James, L. C. (2013). Cellular self-defense: how cell-autonomous immunity protects against pathogens. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340(6133), 701–706.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Frazier, M. E., Johnson, G. M., Thomassen, D. G., Oliver, C. E., & Patrinos, A. (2003). Realizing the potential of the genome revolution: the genomes to life program. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5617), 290–293.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Oyama, T. (2010). Post-Crisis Risk Management. John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
An edited book
Hairer, E., & Wanner, G. (Eds.). (2008). Analysis by Its History. Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Welp, Y. (2010). ICT’s for Democracy in Latin America? In E. Tambouris, A. Macintosh, & O. Glassey (Eds.), Electronic Participation: Second IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29 – September 2, 2010. Proceedings (pp. 42–53). Springer.

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 Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, November 21). The Unknown Crocodiles. IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (1980). Use of Computerized Information for Local and National Health Care Planning Purposes (No. 117533). 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
Munn, J. E. (2017). Information Technology Certification Training Implementation: Exploratory Case Study of Air Force and Civilian Leaders Experiences [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Phoenix.

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
Sisario, B. (2017, August 6). The Promoter Is an Indie. 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 (Dobson, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Berndt & Deisseroth, 2015; Dobson, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Berndt & Deisseroth, 2015)
  • Three authors: (Randow et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Frazier et al., 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management
ISSN (print)1648-6897
ISSN (online)1822-4199

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