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
Krot AN (2011) Planetary science. Bringing part of an asteroid back home. Science (New York, N.Y.) 333:1098–1099.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kang TM, Hilgemann DW (2004) Multiple transport modes of the cardiac Na+/Ca2+ exchanger. Nature 427:544–548.
A journal article with 3 authors
González-Pastor JE, Hobbs EC, Losick R (2003) Cannibalism by sporulating bacteria. Science (New York, N.Y.) 301:510–513.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sokoloski JL, Luna GJM, Mukai K, Kenyon SJ (2006) An X-ray-emitting blast wave from the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi. Nature 442:276–278.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kontush A, Chapman MJ (2011) High-Density Lipoproteins. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Peris-Ortiz M, Álvarez-García J (Eds) (2014) Action-Based Quality Management: Strategy and Tools for Continuous Improvement. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Balsamo S, Cavallin F, Marin A, Rossi S (2016) Applying Reversibility Theory for the Performance Evaluation of Reversible Computations. In: Wittevrongel S, Phung-Duc T (eds) Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications: 23rd International Conference, ASMTA 2016, Cardiff, UK, August 24-26, 2016, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 45–59.

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
Hamilton K (2015) Watch SpaceX Launch Their Reusable Rocket LIVE. IFLScience [online] URL: (accessed 30 October 2018).


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 (1987) Compensatory Education: Chapter 1’s Comparability of Services Provision. 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
Thomas LE (2017) Youth Art Ambassadors: A Youth Participatory Action Research Project Using Social Justice to Incite Change in Classrooms where Teachers Teach Young People of Color. 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
Goldstein J (2017) Asked to Reduce Prison Rape, Then Accused of Sexual Abuse. New York Times:A22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Krot 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Kang & Hilgemann 2004; Krot 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Kang & Hilgemann 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Sokoloski et al. 2006)

About the journal

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

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