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
Mastalerz M (2015) Materials chemistry: Liquefied molecular holes. Nature 527:174–176
A journal article with 2 authors
Liang BA, Mackey T (2010) Health care policy. Reforming off-label promotion to enhance orphan disease treatment. Science 327:273–274
A journal article with 3 authors
Feldman MW, Lewontin RC, King M-C (2003) Race: a genetic melting-pot. Nature 424:374
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kalantry S, Purushothaman S, Bowen RB, et al (2009) Evidence of Xist RNA-independent initiation of mouse imprinted X-chromosome inactivation. Nature 460:647–651

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Pardoux É (2008) Markov Processes and Applications: Algorithms, Networks, Genome and Finance. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Patel VV, Burger E, Brown CW (eds) (2010) Spine Trauma: Surgical Techniques. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Todić D (2011) Social and Environmental Issues Related to Security in SEE Countries. In: Montini M, Bogdanovic S (eds) Environmental Security in South-Eastern Europe: International Agreements and Their Implementation. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 43–58

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
Andrew E (2015) Short, Sharp Shocks Let Slip The Stories Of Supernovae. 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 (2005) Financial Market Organizations Have Taken Steps to Protect against Electronic Attacks, but Could Take Additional Actions. 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
Hong AN (2017) A Diastereomeric Strategy in the Construction of Homochiral Metal-Organic Architectures. 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
Pilon M (2014) U.S.O.C. Narrows Bids to Four Cities. New York Times D5

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mastalerz 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Liang and Mackey 2010; Mastalerz 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Liang and Mackey 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Kalantry et al. 2009)

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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