How to format your references using the Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. 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
Güntürkün, O. (2003). Human behaviour: Adult persistence of head-turning asymmetry. Nature, 421(6924), 711.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fetler, L., & Amigorena, S. (2005). Neuroscience. Brain under surveillance: the microglia patrol. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5733), 392–393.
A journal article with 3 authors
Paniello, R. C., Day, J. M. D., & Moynier, F. (2012). Zinc isotopic evidence for the origin of the Moon. Nature, 490(7420), 376–379.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Sajic, T., Hainard, A., Scherl, A., Wohlwend, A., Negro, F., Sanchez, J.-C., & Szanto, I. (2013). STAT6 promotes bi-directional modulation of PKM2 in liver and adipose inflammatory cells in rosiglitazone-treated mice. Scientific reports, 3, 2350.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety, & American Industrial Hygiene Association. (2009). Continuous Monitoring for Hazardous Material Releases. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Lupichev, L. N. (2015). Synergetics of Molecular Systems. (A. V. Savin & V. N. Kadantsev, Eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Jyoti, A., Tomar, R. S., & Shanker, R. (2016). Nanosensors for the Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria. In S. Ranjan, N. Dasgupta, & E. Lichtfouse (Eds.), Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 1 (pp. 129–150). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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 Society of Remote Sensing.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, July 31). This Basketball Is Thrown From Above The Clouds And The Magnus Effect Makes It Do Something Pretty Awesome. IFLScience. IFLScience. 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). Aviation Weather: Status of FAA’s New Hazardous Weather Detection and Dissemination Systems (No. RCED-87-208). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Winer, E. J. (2010). Elementary School Consolidation and Reconfiguration: An Autoethnographic Case Study (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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
Wagner, J. (2016, October 12). From Awe (Kershaw) to Anguish (Bullpen) to Survival (Game 5). New York Times, p. B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Güntürkün 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Fetler and Amigorena 2005; Güntürkün 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Fetler and Amigorena 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Sajic et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing
AbbreviationJ. Ind. Soc. Remote Sens.
ISSN (print)0255-660X
ISSN (online)0974-3006
ScopeEarth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
Geography, Planning and Development

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