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
Mabberley, D. J. (2009). Plant science. Exploring terra incognita. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5926), 472.
A journal article with 2 authors
Martinez, L. M., & Angell, C. A. (2001). A thermodynamic connection to the fragility of glass-forming liquids. Nature, 410(6829), 663–667.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hamano, K., Abe, Y., & Genda, H. (2013). Emergence of two types of terrestrial planet on solidification of magma ocean. Nature, 497(7451), 607–610.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Qiu, S.-Q., Wei, X.-L., Huang, W.-H., Wu, M.-Y., Qin, Y.-S., Li, Y.-K., & Zhang, G.-J. (2013). Diagnostic and therapeutic strategy and the most efficient prognostic factors of breast malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Scientific reports, 3, 2529.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Anderson, D. (2007). TKO Hiring! Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Zaman, H. B., Robinson, P., Petrou, M., Olivier, P., Shih, T. K., Velastin, S., & Nyström, I. (Eds.). (2011). Visual Informatics: Sustaining Research and Innovations: Second International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2011, Selangor, Malaysia, November 9-11, 2011, Proceedings, Part II (Vol. 7067). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Friesen, N., Feenberg, A., Smith, G., & Lowe, S. (2012). Experiencing Surveillance. In A. Feenberg & N. Friesen (Eds.), (Re)Inventing The Internet: Critical Case Studies (pp. 73–84). Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

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. (2016, May 4). How Half Our Brain Keeps Watch When We Sleep In Unfamiliar Places. 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. (1997). Medicaid: Graduate Medical Education Payments (No. HEHS-97-77R). 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
Tan, S. W. (2013). A pedagogical approach to selected études from Étude en douze exercices, S.136 and Études d ’exécution transcendante, S.139 by Franz Liszt (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
Kelly, F. (1984, November 18). STATUE REDEDICATED. New York Times, p. 11NJ23.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Mabberley 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Mabberley 2009; Martinez and Angell 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Martinez and Angell 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Qiu 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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