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
Mueller, K. L. (2010). Innate immunity. Recognizing the first responders. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5963), 283.
A journal article with 2 authors
Olson, P., & Hanahan, D. (2009). Cancer. Breaching the cancer fortress. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5933), 1400–1401.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hastings, I. M., Bray, P. G., & Ward, S. A. (2002). Parasitology. A requiem for chloroquine. Science (New York, N.Y.), 298(5591), 74–75.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Théry, M., Jiménez-Dalmaroni, A., Racine, V., Bornens, M., & Jülicher, F. (2007). Experimental and theoretical study of mitotic spindle orientation. Nature, 447(7143), 493–496.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kondoz, A. M. (2006). Digital Speech. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Wolanski, E. (Ed.). (2014). Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Li, L.-Y., Wang, X.-M., & Mu, L.-X. (2014). Incipient Fault Detection for a Hypersonic Scramjet Vehicle. In J. Wang (Ed.), Proceedings of the First Symposium on Aviation Maintenance and Management-Volume I (pp. 31–38). 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
Taub, B. (2016, July 19). New Study Lights Up The Dark Web Drugs Markets. 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. (2016). Library Services for Those with Disabilities: Additional Steps Needed to Ease Access to Services and Modernize Technology (GAO-16-355). 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
Bryant, D. (2012). A good story changes everything [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

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
Fernandez, M., & Fausset, R. (2017, August 28). Houston Mayor’s Grave Dilemma: Whether to Tell Residents to Stay or Go. New York Times, A11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mueller, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Mueller, 2010; Olson & Hanahan, 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Olson & Hanahan, 2009)
  • Three authors: (Hastings et al., 2002)
  • 6 or more authors: (Théry et al., 2007)

About the journal

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

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