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
Dearing A (2007) Enabling Europe to innovate. Science 315:344–347
A journal article with 2 authors
Nitzan A, Ratner MA (2003) Electron transport in molecular wire junctions. Science 300:1384–1389
A journal article with 3 authors
Maiorano D, Moreau J, Méchali M (2000) XCDT1 is required for the assembly of pre-replicative complexes in Xenopus laevis. Nature 404:622–625
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Piffanelli P, Ramsay L, Waugh R, et al (2004) A barley cultivation-associated polymorphism conveys resistance to powdery mildew. Nature 430:887–891

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Taber DF (2008) Organic Synthesis: State of the 2005-2007. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Proulx T (ed) (2011) Optical Measurements, Modeling, and Metrology, Volume 5: Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Guillot C, Taron M, Sayd P, et al (2011) Background Subtraction for PTZ Cameras Performing a Guard Tour and Application to Cameras with Very Low Frame Rate. In: Koch R, Huang F (eds) Computer Vision – ACCV 2010 Workshops: ACCV 2010 International Workshops, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 33–42

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
Fang J (2014) Pervasive Mixing Found in Genetic Ancestry of 160,000 Americans. 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 (2000) Space Shuttle: Human Capital and Safety Upgrade Challenges Require Continued Attention. 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
Coleman JM (2012) Classroom management: Whose responsibility is it? 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
Lichtblau E (2016) Health Network Charged in $1 Billion Fraud Case. New York Times A14

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dearing 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Nitzan and Ratner 2003; Dearing 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Nitzan and Ratner 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Piffanelli et al. 2004)

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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