How to format your references using the Journal of the Indian Academy of Wood Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Indian Academy of Wood 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.
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
Abbott A (2001) WHO plans study of Gulf War fallout. Nature 413:97
A journal article with 2 authors
Hayden LA, Watson EB (2007) A diffusion mechanism for core-mantle interaction. Nature 450:709–711
A journal article with 3 authors
Romero R, Dey SK, Fisher SJ (2014) Preterm labor: one syndrome, many causes. Science 345:760–765
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Pais-Vieira M, Lebedev M, Kunicki C, et al (2013) A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information. Sci Rep 3:1319

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Frank WL, Whittle DK (2010) Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Raczkowski K (2015) Risk Management in the Polish Financial System: A Systemic Approach. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London
A chapter in an edited book
Rongy L, Eckert K, De Wit A (2013) A+B→C Reaction Fronts in Hele-Shaw Cells Under Modulated Gravitational Acceleration. In: Gilbert T, Kirkilionis M, Nicolis G (eds) Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems 2012. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 23–27

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 the Indian Academy of Wood Science.

Blog post
Evans K (2017) If You Don’t Want To Know What An Owl Looks Like Naked, Look Away Now. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1979) Inconsistencies in Awarding Financial Aid to Students Under Four Federal Programs. 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
Che H (2009) Non-linear development of streaming instabilities in magnetic reconnection with a strong guide field. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

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
Kelly M (1993) Clinton Campaign Skirted Taxes, Report Says. New York Times 19

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Abbott 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Abbott 2001; Hayden and Watson 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Hayden and Watson 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Pais-Vieira et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the Indian Academy of Wood Science
ISSN (print)0972-172X
ISSN (online)0976-8432
Plant Science

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