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
Hoag H (2004) Coming back to life Montreal. Nature 430:274–275
A journal article with 2 authors
Cruz A, Green BG (2000) Thermal stimulation of taste. Nature 403:889–892
A journal article with 3 authors
Kumar D, Barman S, Barman A (2014) Magnetic vortex based transistor operations. Sci Rep 4:4108
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ling X, Zhou X, Shu W, et al (2014) Realization of tunable photonic spin Hall effect by tailoring the Pancharatnam-berry phase. Sci Rep 4:5557

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
DiBattista M (2010) Novel Characters. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Premeaux E (2011) Arduino Projects to Save the World. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
Lone SH, Bhat KA, Khuroo MA (2015) Phytochemical Analysis and Chemobiological Standardization of Artemisia amygdalina. In: Bhat KA, Khuroo MA (eds) Chemical and Pharmacological Perspective of Artemisia amygdalina. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 25–37

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
Andrew E (2015) Is That A Human Or Machine Driving? Mistaken Identity Can Lead To Tragedy. 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 (1990) Management Improvements Essential for Key Automated Systems at the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. 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
Johnson AS (2017) Fatigue Behavior and Microstructure of Direct Laser Deposited Inconel 718 Alloy. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State 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
Eligon J, Alcindor Y, Armendariz A (2017) Tax Credits to House Poor Reinforce Racial Divisions. New York Times A1

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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