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
Lane, N. (2011). Evolution. The costs of breathing. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6053), 184–185.
A journal article with 2 authors
Maslin, M., & Scott, J. (2011). Carbon trading needs a multi-level approach. Nature, 475(7357), 445–447.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yu, D., Wang, C., & Guyot-Sionnest, P. (2003). n-Type conducting CdSe nanocrystal solids. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5623), 1277–1280.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Torchinsky, M. B., Garaude, J., Martin, A. P., & Blander, J. M. (2009). Innate immune recognition of infected apoptotic cells directs T(H)17 cell differentiation. Nature, 458(7234), 78–82.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Paul, C. R. (2011). Transmission Lines in Digital Systems for EMC Practitioners. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
El-Deiry, W. S. (Ed.). (2013). Impact of Genetic Targets on Cancer Therapy (Vol. 779). New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Musarrat, J., Al Khedhairy, A. A., Al-Arifi, S., & Khan, M. S. (2009). Role of 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase in Rhizobium–Legume Symbiosis. In M. S. Khan, A. Zaidi, & J. Musarrat (Eds.), Microbial Strategies for Crop Improvement (pp. 63–83). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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
Taub, B. (2016, July 7). Scientists Finally Get To Grips With Monkey Language. 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. (1990). Space Transportation: NASA Has No Firm Need for Increasingly Costly Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (No. NSIAD-90-192). 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
Doyle, J. J. (2012). Under the influence: High risk social networks and recidivism (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
Crow, K. (2003, January 29). Mayor Lifts Ban for Chinese New Year Fireworks Shows. New York Times, p. B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lane 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Lane 2011; Maslin and Scott 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Maslin and Scott 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Torchinsky et al. 2009)

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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