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
Alexander RM (2001) Design by numbers. Nature 412:591.
A journal article with 2 authors
Smith EC, Lewicki MS (2006) Efficient auditory coding. Nature 439:978–982.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ishikawa H, Ma Z, Barber GN (2009) STING regulates intracellular DNA-mediated, type I interferon-dependent innate immunity. Nature 461:788–792.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hudson EW, Lang KM, Madhavan V, Pan SH, Eisaki H, Uchida S, Davis JC (2001) Interplay of magnetism and high-Tc superconductivity at individual Ni impurity atoms in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+delta. Nature 411:920–924.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bahadori A (2013) Waste Management in the Chemical and Petroleum Industries. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Jahankhani H, Revett K, Palmer-Brown D (Eds) (2008) Global E-Security: 4th International Conference, ICGeS 2008, London, UK, June 23-25, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Banerjee S, Moses ME (2009) A Hybrid Agent Based and Differential Equation Model of Body Size Effects on Pathogen Replication and Immune System Response. In: Andrews PS, Timmis J, Owens NDL, Aickelin U, Hart E, Hone A, Tyrrell AM (eds) Artificial Immune Systems: 8th International Conference, ICARIS 2009, York, UK, August 9-12, 2009. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 14–18.

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
Andrew E (2015) How Cancer Doctors Use Personalised Medicine To Target Variations Unique To Each Tumour. IFLScience [online] URL: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/how-cancer-doctors-use-personalised-medicine-target-variations-unique-each/ (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 (1990) Airline Competition: Passenger Facility Charges Can Provide an Independent Source of Funding for Airport Expansion and Improvement Projects. 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
Pederson HM (2012) Decreasing blame and building therapeutic alliance: Clarifying central change processes in functional family therapy. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

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
Vecsey G (2012) Pondering Curses at Chavez Ravine. New York Times:SP2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ferlaino 2014).
This sentence cites two references (May 2004; McNutt 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Smith & Lewicki 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Zhang et al. 2014)

About the journal

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