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
Duncan MJ (2015) Planetary science: Preventing stars from eating their young. Nature 520:40–41
A journal article with 2 authors
Ziauddin J, Sabatini DM (2001) Microarrays of cells expressing defined cDNAs. Nature 411:107–110
A journal article with 3 authors
Hartgerink JD, Beniash E, Stupp SI (2001) Self-assembly and mineralization of peptide-amphiphile nanofibers. Science 294:1684–1688
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Gilbert MJ, Thornton CR, Wakley GE, Talbot NJ (2006) A P-type ATPase required for rice blast disease and induction of host resistance. Nature 440:535–539

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Thyagarajan KS (2010) Still Image and Video Compression with MATLAB. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Morava E, Baumgartner M, Patterson M, et al (eds) (2016) JIMD Reports, Volume 28. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Marschner P, Rengel Z (2004) Contributions of Rhizosphere Interactions to Soil Biological Fertility. In: Abbott LK, Murphy DV (eds) Soil Biological Fertility: A Key to Sustainable Land Use in Agriculture. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 81–98

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
Luntz S (2017) Alien-Looking Insect Has Its Own Order. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/alien-looking-insect-has-its-own-order/. 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 (1988) Aviation Safety: Airlines Should Check Pilot Applicants’ Safety History. 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
Yang Z (2017) Primary Isotope Effect on Secondary Kinetic Isotope Effects and Hammett Correlations in Hydride Transfer Reactions. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois 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
Forsythe M, Stevenson A (2017) Gadfly Nettles Chinese Elite From 5th Ave. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Duncan 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Ziauddin and Sabatini 2001; Duncan 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Ziauddin and Sabatini 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Gilbert et al. 2006)

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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