How to format your references using the Journal of Land Use Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Land Use Science. 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
Glynn, I. (2001). An intriguing door. Nature, 413(6857), 683.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zanetti, M., & Mahadevan, N. R. (2012). Cancer. Immune surveillance from chromosomal chaos? Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6102), 1616–1617.
A journal article with 3 authors
Okuwaki, R., Yagi, Y., & Hirano, S. (2014). Relationship between high-frequency radiation and asperity ruptures, revealed by hybrid back-projection with a non-planar fault model. Scientific Reports, 4, 7120.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Mattingley, J. B., Rich, A. N., Yelland, G., & Bradshaw, J. L. (2001). Unconscious priming eliminates automatic binding of colour and alphanumeric form in synaesthesia. Nature, 410(6828), 580–582.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paul, S. (2010). Digital Video Distribution in Broadband, Television, Mobile and Converged Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Levin, E. D. (Ed.). (2006). Neurotransmitter Interactions and Cognitive Function (Vol. 98). Birkhäuser.
A chapter in an edited book
Ferraro, R. (2007). Transformation of the Electromagnetic Field. In R. Ferraro (Ed.), Einstein’s Space-Time: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity (pp. 117–134). 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 Land Use Science.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, October 2). The Not-So-Invisible Damage From VW Diesel Cheat: $100 Million In Health Costs. 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). Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Oversight of Public Television (AFMD-85-31). 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
Heitz, S. L. (2017). A Mindfulness Approach to Help Teachers And Staff Provide Support to High School Students: A Self-Instructional 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
Hodgman, J. (2017, September 8). Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times, MM22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Glynn, 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Glynn, 2001; Zanetti & Mahadevan, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Zanetti & Mahadevan, 2012)
  • Three authors: (Okuwaki et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Mattingley et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Land Use Science
AbbreviationJ. Land Use Sci.
ISSN (print)1747-423X
ISSN (online)1747-4248
ScopeEarth-Surface Processes
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Geography, Planning and Development

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