How to format your references using the Journal of Pollination Ecology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Pollination Ecology. 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
Field CB (2001) Global change. Sharing the garden. Science (New York, N.Y.) 294:2490–2491.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kawasaki H, Taira K (2004) Induction of DNA methylation and gene silencing by short interfering RNAs in human cells. Nature 431:211–217.
A journal article with 3 authors
Song H, Stevens CF, Gage FH (2002) Astroglia induce neurogenesis from adult neural stem cells. Nature 417:39–44.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Krumme C, Llorente A, Cebrian M, Pentland AS, Moro E (2013) The predictability of consumer visitation patterns. Scientific reports 3:1645.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kuo JB, Lin S-C (2002) Low-Voltage SOI CMOS VLSI Devices and Circuits. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA.
An edited book
Feldman YA, Kraft D, Kuflik T (Eds) (2009) Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems: 7th International Conference, NGITS 2009, Haifa, Israel, June 16-18, 2009. Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Bajd T, Mihelj M, Lenarčič J, Stanovnik A, Munih M (2010) Robot sensors. In: Mihelj M, Lenarcic J, Stanovnik A, Munih M (eds) Robotics. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 49–65.

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 Pollination Ecology.

Blog post
Andrews R (2016) Colossal East Antarctic Glacier Retreating Back To Point Of No Return. IFLScience [online] URL: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/colossal-east-antarctic-glacier-retreating-back-point-no-return/ (accessed 30 October 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 (2005) Commercial Aviation: Preliminary Observations on Legacy Airlines’ Financial Condition, Bankruptcy, and Pension Issues. 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
Kim SA (2009) Development of an age-appropriate, facility-specific nutrition screening and assessment tool for the elderly. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

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
Hanc J (2016) A Marathon Back Door That Leads to a Cause. New York Times:SP5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Field 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Field 2001; Kawasaki & Taira 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Kawasaki & Taira 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Krumme et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Pollination Ecology
AbbreviationJ. Pollinat. Ecol.
ISSN (print)1920-7603
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