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
Smaglik P (2002) Clearing your own path. Nature 420:3
A journal article with 2 authors
Deeks SG, Barré-Sinoussi F (2012) Public health: Towards a cure for HIV. Nature 487:293–294
A journal article with 3 authors
Gebelein B, McKay DJ, Mann RS (2004) Direct integration of Hox and segmentation gene inputs during Drosophila development. Nature 431:653–659
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wei H, Wei S, Tian W, et al (2014) Fabrication of thickness controllable free-standing sandwich-structured hybrid carbon film for high-rate and high-power supercapacitor. Sci Rep 4:7050

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
El-Reedy MA (2011) Construction Management for Industrial Projects. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Di Benedetto M-G, Bader F (2014) Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence: Selected Advances on Spectrum Sensing, Learning, and Security Approaches. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Peeters S (2010) Flash Catalyst: bridging the gap. In: Andres C, Anglin S, Beckner M, et al (eds) Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst: The New Workflow. Apress, Berkeley, CA, pp 99–130

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 (2014) How Does the IPCC Know Climate Change is Happening? 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 (1992) Tax Systems Modernization: Update on Critical Issues Facing IRS. 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
McCarter KM (2008) The effect of auditory stimulation on learners with different learning styles. Doctoral dissertation, Capella 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
Couturier K (2017) The Agony, and Occasional Rewards, of the Overbooked Flight. New York Times B6

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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