How to format your references using the Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae (ASBP). 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
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Conrad CP. Oceans. How climate influences sea-floor topography. Science. 2015;347(6227):1204–1205.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Baumiller TK, Gahn FJ. Testing predator-driven evolution with Paleozoic crinoid arm regeneration. Science. 2004;305(5689):1453–1455.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Waterhouse PM, Wang MB, Lough T. Gene silencing as an adaptive defence against viruses. Nature. 2001;411(6839):834–842.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Lissenberg CJ, Rioux M, Shimizu N, Bowring SA, Mével C. Zircon dating of oceanic crustal accretion. Science. 2009;323(5917):1048–1050.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Kupka HJ. Transitions in Molecular Systems. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.
An edited book
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Brevini TAL. Pluripotency in Domestic Animal Cells. New York, NY: Springer; 2013. (SpringerBriefs in Stem Cells; ).
A chapter in an edited book
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Arking R. The Genetic Architecture of Longevity. In: Sell C, Lorenzini A, Brown-Borg HM, editors. Life-Span Extension: Single-Cell Organisms to Man. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2009. p. 59–73.

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 Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae.

Blog post
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Davis J. A Giant Among Dwarfs: New Species Of Dwarf Bushbaby Discovered In Angola [Internet]. IFLScience. 2017;Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/a-giant-among-dwarfs-new-species-of-dwarf-bushbaby-discovered-in-angola/

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
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Government Accountability Office. Tribal Transportation: Better Data Could Improve Road Management and Inform Indian Student Attendance Strategies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2017.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Solano Cahuana IL. The Production of Apologies by Colombian Learners of English A Study of Pragmatic Acquisition in an EFL Context. 2015;

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
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Koblin J. The President’s Prime Time. New York Times. 2017;C1.

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 titleActa Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae
AbbreviationActa Soc. Bot. Pol. Pol. Tow. Bot.
ISSN (print)0001-6977
ISSN (online)2083-9480
ScopePlant Science

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