Citing your sources is an ethical imperative, as it gives credit to the researchers that have inspired your conclusions.
The resources on this page focus specifically on the style of the Journal of Wildlife Management. Though this style may have similarities with citation styles you have used in the past, some of the requirements and organizational structure are unique to this style and should be followed closely.
Note that the entire Journal of Wildlife Management style guide is available to download here.
The purpose of each citation is to indicate where the information came from and to provide the reader with enough information to access the original source. A citation for a peer-reviewed journal article contains the following information:
Examples citations in the Journal of Wildlife Management Style can be found below:
Last, F. M. YYYY. Article title: subtitle. Journal Title Issue:Page–Page.
Last, F. M., F. M. Last, and F. M. Last. YYYY. Article title: subtitle. Journal Title Issue: Page–Page.
Group Name [GN]. YYYY. Webpage title. <url.com>. Accessed D Mon YYYY.
Last, F. M., F. M. Last, and F. M. Last. YYYY. Book title. Book edition. Publisher, City, State, Country.
In-text citations for JWM style ask that you cite the author and year of your resource, without a comma separating the two. If you cite the author in the sentence, then you will only need a parenthetical citation of the year after the author's name. Here are some examples:
If you paraphrase findings from multiple articles in one sentence, you will want to separate them by commas. For example:
Here are some basic rules for formatting your citations in JWM style: