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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Bouwmeester D. Quantum mechanics. The quantum nondemolition derby. Science. 2014;344(6189):1224–1226.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Spencer MK, Zare RN. Comment on “Organics captured from comet 81P/Wild 2 by the Stardust spacecraft.” Science. 2007;317(5845):1680; author reply 1680.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Reichman OJ, Jones MB, Schildhauer MP. Challenges and opportunities of open data in ecology. Science. 2011;331(6018):703–705.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Sussan TE, Yang A, Li F, Ostrowski MC, Reeves RH. Trisomy represses Apc(Min)-mediated tumours in mouse models of Down’s syndrome. Nature. 2008;451(7174):73–75.

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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Scott DM. World Wide Rave. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009.
An edited book
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Yakhno T, Neuhold EJ, editors. Advances in Information Systems: 4th International Conference, ADVIS 2006, Izmir, Turkey, October 18-20,2006. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol 4243).
A chapter in an edited book
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Fukushima O. Jikei University School of Medicine: An Interprofessional Medical Education Program. In: Watanabe H, Koizumi M, editors. Advanced Initiatives in Interprofessional Education in Japan: Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network. Tokyo: Springer Japan; 2010. p. 49–56.

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 E. Meet Rhinorex: The Aptly-Named “King Nose” Hadrosaur [Internet]. IFLScience. 2014;Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/meet-rhinorex-aptly-named-king-nose-hadrosaur/

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. Space Acquisitions: Committing Prematurely to the Transformational Satellite Program Elevates Risks for Poor Cost, Schedule, and Performance Outcomes. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2003.

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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Atchison D. An Examination of Educational Equity: The Impact of Accountability and Finance Reform Policies. 2017;

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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Branch J. Cheers on a Soccer Field, Far From Las Vegas. New York Times. 2017;A1.

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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