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
Holmes, J. A. 2008. Ecology. How the Sahara became dry. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5877):752–753.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jones, W., Klin, A. 2013. Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6-month-old infants later diagnosed with autism. Nature, 504(7480):427–431.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kasting, J. F., Catling, D. C., Zahnle, K. 2012. Atmospheric oxygenation and volcanism. Nature, 487(7408):E1; discussion E2.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Marino, A. M., Pooser, R. C., Boyer, V., Lett, P. D. 2009. Tunable delay of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement. Nature, 457(7231):859–862.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Knowles, R. 2008. 150 Contractual Problems and their Solutions, Oxford, UK. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 9780470759455
An edited book
Fitzal, F., Schrenk, P. (Eds.) 2010. Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: A Guide to Clinical Practice, Vienna. Springer. p. XIV, 242 p. 427 illus. in color. ISBN: 9783211993163
A chapter in an edited book
Byrne, D. 2010. Comparison, Diversity and Complexity. In: P. Cilliers, R. Preiser (Eds.). Complexity, Difference and Identity: An Ethical Perspective,. p. 61–75 Dordrecht. Springer Netherlands. ISBN: 9789048191864

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
Hamilton, K. 2016. , August 11 Tracking American Eels On The Open Sea To Crack The Mystery Of Their Migration. , 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 1985. Performance Appraisal Information From Selected Federal Agencies (No. GGD-86-1), 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
Kotch, S. 2009. Unduly harsh and unworkably rigid: The death penalty in North Carolina, 1910–1961 (Doctoral dissertation), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

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
Walsh, M. W., Cooper, M. 2013. , January 10 Big Teachers’ Fund to Sell Its Gun Shares. New York Times, p. B3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Holmes, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Holmes, 2008; Jones et Klin, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Jones et Klin, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Marino et al., 2009)

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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