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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Padma TV. Developing solutions. Nature. 2010;466(7304):S16-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Wallenfang MR, Matunis E. Developmental biology. Orienting stem cells. Science. 2003;301(5639):1490–1491.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Rohani P, Zhong X, King AA. Contact network structure explains the changing epidemiology of pertussis. Science. 2010;330(6006):982–985.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Suzuki Y, Sakamoto Y, Tanaka N, Okada H, Morikawa Y, Ogasawara W. Identification of the catalytic triad of family S46 exopeptidases, closely related to clan PA endopeptidases. Sci. Rep. 2014;4:4292.

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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Rowe WB. Modern Grinding Techniques. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
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Braun T. End-to-End Quality of Service Over Heterogeneous Networks. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
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Kremer R, Flores R. Policies, Conversations, and Conversation Composition. In: Barbosa D, Milios E, editors. Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 28th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2-5, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 50–58. (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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Hale T. This Is What Performance-Enhancing Drugs Do To Your Body And Mind [Internet]. IFLScience. 2016;Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/this-is-what-performance-enhancing-drugs-do-to-your-body-and-mind/

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. Mass Transit Grants: Risk of Misspent and Ineffectively Used Funds in FTA’s Chicago Region. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

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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Ashirgade A. Mechanistic study of the rubber-brass adhesion interphase. 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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Murphy MJO. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Look Back. New York Times. 2015;C24.

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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