How to format your references using the Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis. 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
Evans, R. L. 2008. Geochemistry. Carbon in charge. Science (New York, N.Y.), 322(5906):1338–1340.
A journal article with 2 authors
Matsumoto, M., Hikosaka, O. 2007. Lateral habenula as a source of negative reward signals in dopamine neurons. Nature, 447(7148):1111–1115.
A journal article with 3 authors
McDonald, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., Hillyard, S. A. 2000. Involuntary orienting to sound improves visual perception. Nature, 407(6806):906–908.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hoang, C. V., Oyama, M., Saito, O., Aono, M., Nagao, T. 2013. Monitoring the presence of ionic mercury in environmental water by plasmon-enhanced infrared spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 3:1175.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wright, J. R., Cooper, J. E. 2014. Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, Chichester, UK. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ISBN: 9781118700440
An edited book
Fridrich, J. (Ed.) 2005. Information Hiding: 6th International Workshop, IH 2004, Toronto, Canada, May 23-25, 2004, Revised Selected Papers,. Vol. 3200 Berlin, Heidelberg. Springer. p. IX, 371 p. ISBN: 9783540242079
A chapter in an edited book
Saakov, V. S., Drapkin, V. Z., Krivchenko, A. I., Rozengart, E. V., Bogachev, Y. V., Knyazev, M. N. 2013. Applicability of the DSHO Method in Work with Pigments of Plants and Animals. In: V. Z. Drapkin, A. I. Krivchenko, E. V. Rozengart, Y. V. Bogachev, M. N. Knyazev (Eds.). Derivative Spectrophotometry and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy for Ecological and Biological Questions,. p. 197–299 Vienna. Springer. ISBN: 9783709110065

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 Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis.

Blog post
Andrew, D. 2015. , November 14 Watch A Glass Mantis Eating Eating A Fly. , Retrieved 30 October 2018, from


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
Government Accountability Office 1987. Space Operations: NASA’s Use of Information Technology (No. IMTEC-87-20), Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Alalshaikh, S. A. 2017. Leadership Styles in Saudi Arabian Universities: Comparison Based on Educational Background (Doctoral dissertation), Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

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
Rothenberg, B. 2016. , November 22 Mastering the Strings Without Hearing a Sound. New York Times, p. D1

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Evans, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Evans, 2008; Matsumoto et Hikosaka, 2007).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Matsumoto et Hikosaka, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Hoang et al., 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleActa Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis
AbbreviationActa Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendel. Brun.
ISSN (print)1211-8516
ISSN (online)2464-8310
ScopeGeneral Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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