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
Schneider, S. (2009). The worst-case scenario. Nature, 458(7242), 1104–1105.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zhou, Z., & Zhang, F. (2004). A precocial avian embryo from the Lower Cretaceous of China. Science (New York, N.Y.), 306(5696), 653.
A journal article with 3 authors
Majumder, A., Ghatak, A., & Sharma, A. (2007). Microfluidic adhesion induced by subsurface microstructures. Science (New York, N.Y.), 318(5848), 258–261.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Tamaki, S., Matsuo, S., Wong, H. L., Yokoi, S., & Shimamoto, K. (2007). Hd3a protein is a mobile flowering signal in rice. Science (New York, N.Y.), 316(5827), 1033–1036.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Daïan, J.-F. (2014). Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 3. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Lachapelle, J.-M. (2009). Patch Testing and Prick Testing: A Practical Guide Official Publication of the ICDRG. (H. I. Maibach, J. Ring, U. Darsow, & T. Rustemeyer, Eds.) (Second Edition.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Canali, S., & Corbellini, G. (2006). Clinical, Epidemiological, and Genetic Investigations on Thalassemia and Malaria in Italy. In P. Arese (Ed.), Malaria: Genetic and Evolutionary Aspects (pp. 55–80). Boston, MA: Springer US.

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
Hale, T. (2016, October 3). Nobel Prizes Kick Off With Announcement Of Medicine Award. 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. (1989). Communications: Actions Needed to Ensure Advanced High Frequency Radios Interoperate (No. NSIAD-89-84). 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
Yuknis, C. M. (2010). A grounded theory of deaf middle school students’ revision of their own writing (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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, M. (1992, September 27). Merely Mortal; Bunch That Lunched On Democrats Is Missing Its Edge. New York Times, p. 41.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Schneider 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Schneider 2009; Zhou and Zhang 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Zhou and Zhang 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Tamaki et al. 2007)

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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