How to format your references using the Journal of Forestry Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Forestry Research. 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
Adam D (2000) Industrial solvents: clean and green...but are they mean? Nature 407:938–940
A journal article with 2 authors
Hellman A, Chess A (2007) Gene body-specific methylation on the active X chromosome. Science 315:1141–1143
A journal article with 3 authors
Robinson IM, Ranjan R, Schwarz TL (2002) Synaptotagmins I and IV promote transmitter release independently of Ca(2+) binding in the C(2)A domain. Nature 418:336–340
A journal article with 5 or more authors
McMillan AR, Labonté L, Clark AS, et al (2013) Two-photon interference between disparate sources for quantum networking. Sci Rep 3:2032

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ancheyta J (2011) Modeling and Simulation of Catalytic Reactors for Petroleum Refining. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Ritsner MS (ed) (2009) The Handbook of Neuropsychiatric Biomarkers, Endophenotypes and Genes: Neuropsychological Endophenotypes and Biomarkers. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Moulaert F, Nussbaumer J (2005) Beyond the Learning Region: The Dialectics of Innovation and Culture in Territorial Development. In: Boschma RA, Kloosterman RC (eds) Learning from Clusters: A Critical Assessment from an Economic-Geographical Perspective. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 89–109

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 Forestry Research.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) US Permits Arctic Drilling, But Questions About Safety Remain. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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 (1997) Surface Transportation: States Are Experimenting With Design-Build Contracting. 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
Rojas A (2010) ASD: A family approach curriculum. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Jacoby S (2015) The First Victims of the First Crusade. New York Times SR5

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Adam 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Adam 2000; Hellman and Chess 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Hellman and Chess 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (McMillan et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Forestry Research
AbbreviationJ. For. Res.
ISSN (print)1007-662X
ISSN (online)1993-0607
ScopeForestry

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