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
Smaglik P (2005) Bricks and mortar. Scottish Structural Proteomics Facility, University of St Andrews, UK. Nature 433:666
A journal article with 2 authors
Gomes CP, Selman B (2002) Computer science. Satisfied with physics. Science 297:784–785
A journal article with 3 authors
Schultz PH, Staid MI, Pieters CM (2006) Lunar activity from recent gas release. Nature 444:184–186
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Liu Q, D’Silva P, Walter W, et al (2003) Regulated cycling of mitochondrial Hsp70 at the protein import channel. Science 300:139–141

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Quesnel F (2014) Scheduling of Large-Scale Virtualized Infrastructures. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Camarinha-Matos LM, Xu L, Afsarmanesh H (eds) (2012) Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services: 13th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2012, Bournemouth, UK, October 1-3, 2012. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Hu M, Penney GP, Rueckert D, et al (2009) Non-rigid Reconstruction of the Beating Heart Surface for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. In: Yang G-Z, Hawkes D, Rueckert D, et al. (eds) Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2009: 12th International Conference, London, UK, September 20-24, 2009, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 34–42

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) Uncanny Valley: Why We Find Human-Like Robots And Dolls So Creepy. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/uncanny-valley-why-we-find-human-robots-and-dolls-so-creepy/. 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 (1992) Earth Observing System: Broader Involvement of the EOSDIS User Community Is Needed. 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
Liza JS (2009) Mentors’ perceptions of bullying in middle and high school settings. 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
Walsh MW, Werdigier J (2013) What’s in Your Pension Plan? New York Times B1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Gomes and Selman 2002; Smaglik 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Gomes and Selman 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Liu et al. 2003)

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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