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
Goonatilake, S. 2000. Many paths to enlightenment. Nature, 405(6785):399.
A journal article with 2 authors
Christensen, S. T., Ott, C. M. 2007. Cell signaling. A ciliary signaling switch. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5836):330–331.
A journal article with 3 authors
Barsh, G. S., Farooqi, I. S., O’Rahilly, S. 2000. Genetics of body-weight regulation. Nature, 404(6778):644–651.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lee, H. N., Hesse, D., Zakharov, N., Gösele, U. 2002. Ferroelectric Bi3.25La0.75Ti3O12 films of uniform a-axis orientation on silicon substrates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 296(5575):2006–2009.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stoop, I., Billiet, J., Koch, A., Fitzgerald, R. 2010. Improving Survey Response, Chichester, UK. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. ISBN: 9780470688335
An edited book
Jaiani, G., Podio-Guidugli, P. (Eds.) 2008. IUTAM Symposium on Relations of Shell Plate Beam and 3D Models: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on the Relations of Shell, Plate, Beam, and 3D Models, Dedicated to the Centenary of Ilia Vekua’s Birth, held in Tbilisi, Georgia, April 23-27, 2007,. Vol. 9 Dordrecht. Springer Netherlands. p. XXII, 222 p. ISBN: 9781402087738
A chapter in an edited book
Aceto, L., Fokkink, W., Ingolfsdottir, A., Nain, S. 2005. Bisimilarity Is Not Finitely Based over BPA with Interrupt. In: J. L. Fiadeiro, N. Harman, M. Roggenbach, J. Rutten (Eds.). Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science: First International Conference, CALCO 2005, Swansea, UK, September 3-6, 2005. Proceedings,. p. 52–66 Berlin, Heidelberg. Springer. ISBN: 9783540286202

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
Carpineti, A. 2016. , July 15 NASA Is Preparing To Send A Spacecraft Closer To The Sun Than Ever Before. , 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 2013. Emergency Alerting: Capabilities Have Improved, but Additional Guidance and Testing Are Needed (No. GAO-13-375), 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
Markarian, L. A. 2010. Strengths, challenges, and quality of life of ALS caregivers (Doctoral dissertation), California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Kelly, D. A. 2006. , June 25 How to Get the Best Rate (and Avoid Fees). New York Times, p. TR6

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goonatilake, 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Christensen et Ott, 2007; Goonatilake, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Christensen et Ott, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Lee et al., 2002)

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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