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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Fedoroff NV. Agriculture. Prehistoric GM corn. Science. 2003;302(5648):1158–1159.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Dennis C, Surridge C. Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Introduction. Nature. 2000;408(6814):791.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wu Q, Clark MS, Palmiter RD. Deciphering a neuronal circuit that mediates appetite. Nature. 2012;483(7391):594–597.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Song MS, Salmena L, Carracedo A, Egia A, Lo-Coco F, Teruya-Feldstein J, et al. The deubiquitinylation and localization of PTEN are regulated by a HAUSP-PML network. Nature. 2008;455(7214):813–817.

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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Zhao G. Reuse and Recycling of Lithium-Ion Power Batteries. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd; 2017.
An edited book
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Kim T-H, Lee Y-H, Kang B-H, Ślęzak D, editors. Future Generation Information Technology: Second International Conference, FGIT 2010, Jeju Island, Korea, December 13-15, 2010. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2010. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol 6485).
A chapter in an edited book
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Hoque ME, Yeasin M, Louwerse MM. Robust Recognition of Emotion from Speech. In: Gratch J, Young M, Aylett R, Ballin D, Olivier P, editors. Intelligent Virtual Agents: 6th International Conference, IVA 2006, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA, August 21-23, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. p. 42–53. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; ).

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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Andrew D. If We Find ET, Don’t Talk To It, Says The Man Who Wants To Find ET [Internet]. IFLScience. 2016;Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/if-we-find-et-dont-talk-to-it-says-the-man-who-wants-to-find-et/

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. Transition Series: Information Technology Issues. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1988.

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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Haug JJ. A summer literacy intervention for struggling readers at the middle school level using strategies in comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and positive school climate to improve reading comprehension: An evaluation study. 2010;

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, Grynbaum MM. Top Political Journalist Faces Multiple Claims of Harassment. New York Times. 2017;B3.

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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