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JWM Citation Guidelines
Journal of Wildlife Management Guidelines
Style manual for submissions to the Journal of Wildlife Management. Includes guidelines on language style and usage, table & figure formatting, and citation style.
For information about how to format in-text citations, see pp. 52-53.
For information about how to format the Literature Cited section at the end of your paper, see pp. 36-37.
For examples of proper citations, see Appendix B (pp. 60-66).
Help with Paraphrasing
These two excellent tutorials from other universities allow you to test your understanding of how to properly paraphrase sources.
This interactive tutorial from the Online Writing Lab at Excelsior College provides guided practice on distinguishing acceptable paraphrasing from plagiarism.
This paraphrasing guide comes from the Academic Integrity handbook at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Why Citation Matters
Citing is how you give credit to the sources you have used in your paper and avoid plagiarism. It allows other scholars (and your professor) to find those sources and verify your research.
A Citation style is a collection of guidelines used to make sure written papers follow a clear and consistent format. Some common elements of citation style are: headings, punctuation, presentation of numbers and statistics, construction of tables and figures and citation of references (Source: Official APA Website )
Always consult with your instructor to determine what citation style is required for your particular course.
When writing a paper, you MUST identify the source of any
- idea or opinion that is not your own
As you research, keep a good record of all the sources you use and where your information comes from. One of the most effective ways to avoid plagiarism is to summarize in your own words as you take notes, rather than copy whole selections word for word.