How to format your references using the Tree Physiology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Tree Physiology. 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
Stahl SS (2005) Chemistry. Palladium-catalyzed oxidation of organic chemicals with O2. Science 309:1824–1826.
A journal article with 2 authors
Catania KC, Remple FE (2005) Asymptotic prey profitability drives star-nosed moles to the foraging speed limit. Nature 433:519–522.
A journal article with 3 authors
Melcák I, Hoelz A, Blobel G (2007) Structure of Nup58/45 suggests flexible nuclear pore diameter by intermolecular sliding. Science 315:1729–1732.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gao Y, Trivedi S, Ferris RL, Koide K (2014) Regulation of HPV16 E6 and MCL1 by SF3B1 inhibitor in head and neck cancer cells. Sci Rep 4:6098.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Turner JE, Downing DJ, Bogard JS (2012) Statistical Methods in Radiation Physics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Wu J, Li L (eds) (2016) Advanced Computer Architecture: 11th Conference, ACA 2016, Weihai, China, August 22-23, 2016, Proceedings. Springer, Singapore.
A chapter in an edited book
Geniusas S (2010) On Birth, Death, and Sleep in Husserl’s Late Manuscripts on Time. In: Lohmar D, Yamaguchi I (eds) On Time - New Contributions to the Husserlian Phenomenology of Time. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 71–89.

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 Tree Physiology.

Blog post
Fang J (2014) You Can See A Newly Discovered Comet With Just Binoculars This Week. IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/you-can-see-comet-jacques-using-just-binoculars/ (30 October 2018, date last accessed ).

Reports

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 (1966) The Audit Function in the Automatic Data Processing System. 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 C (2012) Directed blogging with community college ESL students: Its effects on awareness of language acquisition processes. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

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
Yaccino S, Cooper M (2013) Cries of Betrayal As Detroit Plans To Cut Pensions. New York Times:A1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Stahl 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Catania and Remple 2005, Stahl 2005).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Catania and Remple 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Gao et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleTree Physiology
AbbreviationTree Physiol.
ISSN (print)0829-318X
ISSN (online)1758-4469
ScopePlant Science
Physiology

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