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
Heavens NG (2011) Planetary science. Sunshine on a cloudy forecast. Science 333:1832–1833
A journal article with 2 authors
Brookes D, Etkina E (2010) SPORE series winner. Physical phenomena in real time. Science 330:605–606
A journal article with 3 authors
Yazdanbakhsh M, Kremsner PG, van Ree R (2002) Allergy, parasites, and the hygiene hypothesis. Science 296:490–494
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Koshino H, Minamoto T, Yaoi K, et al (2014) Coactivation of the Default Mode Network regions and Working Memory Network regions during task preparation. Sci Rep 4:5954

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Evtukh A, Hartnagel H, Yilmazoglu O, et al (2015) Vacuum Nanoelectronic Devices. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Chen K, Ravindran A (2016) Forging Connections between Computational Mathematics and Computational Geometry: Papers from the 3rd International Conference on Computational Mathematics and Computational Geometry. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Baker-Ericzén M (2013) Early Intervention for Children/Youth with Asperger Syndrome. In: DuCharme RW, Gullotta TP (eds) Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Professionals and Families. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 65–90

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
Davis J (2015) How Do Balancing Rocks Survive Earthquakes? 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 (2016) Smartphone Data: Information and Issues Regarding Surreptitious Tracking Apps That Can Facilitate Stalking. 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
Tsang SD (2012) The depth range of azimuthal anisotropy beneath Southern California via analyses of long-period Rayleigh-waves. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Johnson G (2014) Hills to Discovery Grow Steeper. New York Times D3

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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