How to format your references using the Journal of Wood Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Moore MJ (2005) From birth to death: the complex lives of eukaryotic mRNAs. Science 309:1514–1518
A journal article with 2 authors
Helffrich G, Kaneshima S (2010) Outer-core compositional stratification from observed core wave speed profiles. Nature 468:807–810
A journal article with 3 authors
Tseng C-H, Gobell JL, Sperling G (2004) Long-lasting sensitization to a given colour after visual search. Nature 428:657–660
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ge G-X, Sun H-B, Sun H-B, et al (2014) Reversible switching of magnetic states by electric fields in nitrogenized-divacancies graphene decorated by tungsten atoms. Sci Rep 4:7575

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Peterson RL (2016) Trading on Sentiment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Kennedy LW (2014) Translational Criminology and Counterterrorism: Global Threats and Local Responses. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Johnson CFA, Varma J (2015) Command-Line Parsing and Expansion. In: Varma J (ed) Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 29–41

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 Wood Science.

Blog post
Luntz S (2015) Mysteriously Hot “Blue Hook” Stars Explained. 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 (2007) Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites: Restructuring Is Under Way, but Challenges and Risks Remain. 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
Shakya S (2013) Characterization of Interaction of Calmodulin and its Chimeras with Orai1. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University

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 (2012) Armstrong Finds a Mixed Reception in Triathlon. New York Times B14

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Wood Science
AbbreviationJ. Wood Sci.
ISSN (print)1435-0211
ISSN (online)1611-4663

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