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
Keil, F. C. (2011). Psychology. Science starts early. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6020), 1022–1023.
A journal article with 2 authors
Koos, E., & Willenbacher, N. (2011). Capillary forces in suspension rheology. Science (New York, N.Y.), 331(6019), 897–900.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gupta, G., Jalil, M. B. A., & Liang, G. (2014). Evaluation of mobility in thin Bi2Se3 topological insulator for prospects of local electrical interconnects. Scientific Reports, 4, 6838.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
van der Wal, C. H., Eisaman, M. D., André, A., Walsworth, R. L., Phillips, D. F., Zibrov, A. S., & Lukin, M. D. (2003). Atomic memory for correlated photon states. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5630), 196–200.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Källén, A. (2011). Understanding Biostatistics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Delsanto, P. P. (Ed.). (2006). Universality of Nonclassical Nonlinearity: Applications to Non-Destructive Evaluations and Ultrasonic. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Irfan Rafique, M., Porsch, M., & Bauschert, T. (2011). Simple Modifications in HWMP for Wireless Mesh Networks with Smart Antennas. In R. Lehnert (Ed.), Energy-Aware Communications: 17th International Workshop, EUNICE 2011, Dresden, Germany, September 5-7, 2011. Proceedings (pp. 21–30). Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Hale, T. (2017, March 6). Great Lakes Funding Could Be Cut By 97 Percent Under New EPA Budget. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1993). Tax Systems Modernization: Program Status and Comments on IRS’ Portion of President’s Request For Fiscal Year 1993 Supplemental Funds (No. T-IMTEC-93-3). Washington, DC: 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
Baruth, L. E. (2010). Joan Tower and the clarinet: An examination of her compositional style and a performer’s guide to “RAIN WAVES” (1997) and “A GIFT” (2007) (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
Greenhouse, L. (2015, April 1). The Supreme Court’s Death Trap. New York Times, p. A23.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Keil, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Keil, 2011; Koos & Willenbacher, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Koos & Willenbacher, 2011)
  • Three authors: (Gupta, Jalil, & Liang, 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (van der Wal 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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