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
Beattie GA (2015) Microbiomes: Curating communities from plants. Nature 528:340–341
A journal article with 2 authors
Lutz W, Kc S (2011) Global human capital: integrating education and population. Science 333:587–592
A journal article with 3 authors
Sempere T, Hartley A, Roperch P (2006) Comment on “Rapid uplift of the Altiplano revealed through 13C-18O bonds in paleosol carbonates.” Science 314:760; author reply 760
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zalzman M, Falco G, Sharova LV, et al (2010) Zscan4 regulates telomere elongation and genomic stability in ES cells. Nature 464:858–863

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Port M (2008) Beyond Booked Solid. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Medina LS, Applegate KE, Blackmore CC (2010) Evidence-Based Imaging in Pediatrics: Optimizing Imaging in Pediatric Patient Care. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Butowski N, Chang S (2007) Adult High-Grade Glioma. In: Barnett GH (ed) High-Grade Gliomas: Diagnosis and Treatment. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp 59–69

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
Taub B (2016) New Nazca Geoglyph Of Strange, Tongue-Poking Creature Discovered. 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 (2008) Health Information Technology: HHS Has Taken Important Steps to Address Privacy Principles and Challenges, Although More Work Remains. 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
Davidson AR (2013) Computerized physician order entry: An outlook on successful implementation among ambulatory care settings. 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
Kelly C (2009) Facebook Status? In Town and Wondering What to Do. New York Times F5

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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