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
Smith, C. (2004). Drug discovery in reverse. Nature, 428(6979), 227.
A journal article with 2 authors
Corten, G. P., & Veldkamp, H. F. (2001). Aerodynamics. Insects can halve wind-turbine power. Nature, 412(6842), 41–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
Perner, J., Mauer, M. C., & Hildenbrand, M. (2011). Identity: key to children’s understanding of belief. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6041), 474–477.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Rønnow, H. M., Parthasarathy, R., Jensen, J., Aeppli, G., Rosenbaum, T. F., & McMorrow, D. F. (2005). Quantum phase transition of a magnet in a spin bath. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5720), 389–392.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Matthews, C. (2012). Engineers’ Data Book. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Olla, P. (Ed.). (2009). Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earth (1st ed.). Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Brown, M. S., & Arnold, C. B. (2010). Fundamentals of Laser-Material Interaction and Application to Multiscale Surface Modification. In K. Sugioka, M. Meunier, & A. Piqué (Eds.), Laser Precision Microfabrication (pp. 91–120). 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
Andrews, R. (2016, July 5). UN Declares That Internet Restrictions Violate Human Rights. 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. (1984). [Request for Clarification and Expansion of GAO Views on the Chadha Decision] (B-196854.3). 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
Unison-Pace, W. J. (2015). Investigating generational differences of perceived uncivilized behaviors between students and faculty in nursing education [Doctoral dissertation]. Capella 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
Williams, J. (2017, June 2). Robert Caro Nears End Of Research on L.B.J. New York Times, C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smith, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Corten & Veldkamp, 2001; Smith, 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Corten & Veldkamp, 2001)
  • Three authors: (Perner et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Rønnow et al., 2005)

About the journal

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

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