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
Barrow, J. D. 2005. Einstein as icon. Nature, 433(7023):218–219.
A journal article with 2 authors
Forneris, F., Mattevi, A. 2008. Enzymes without borders: mobilizing substrates, delivering products. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5886):213–216.
A journal article with 3 authors
Farnan, I., Cho, H., Weber, W. J. 2007. Quantification of actinide alpha-radiation damage in minerals and ceramics. Nature, 445(7124):190–193.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ghaffari, S., Chandorkar, S. A., Wang, S., Ng, E. J., Ahn, C. H., Hong, V., Yang, Y., Kenny, T. W. 2013. Quantum limit of quality factor in silicon micro and nano mechanical resonators. Scientific Reports, 3:3244.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Petrucelli, J. R., Peters, J. R. 2016. Preventing Fraud and Mismanagement in Government, Hoboken, NJ. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9781119220046
An edited book
Alsedà i Soler, L., Cushing, J. M., Elaydi, S., Pinto, A. A. (Eds.) 2016. Difference Equations, Discrete Dynamical Systems and Applications: ICDEA, Barcelona, Spain, July 2012,. Vol. 180 Berlin, Heidelberg. Springer. p. XII, 335 p. 50 illus., 28 illus. in color. ISBN: 9783662529263
A chapter in an edited book
Tompkins, D. M., Poulin, R. 2006. Parasites and Biological Invasions. In: R. B. Allen, W. G. Lee (Eds.). Biological Invasions in New Zealand,. p. 67–84 Berlin, Heidelberg. Springer. ISBN: 9783540300229

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, E. 2015. , August 17 Recording The Entire Nervous System In Real Time Will Unlock Secrets Of The Brain. , 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 1973. Effectiveness and Administration of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (No. 088970), 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
Hung, H.-C. 2006. Allocation of Jobs and Resources to Work Centers (Doctoral dissertation), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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
Greenhouse, L. 2006. , January 12 A 1986 Case Could Aid Appeals Along Death Row. New York Times, p. A28

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Barrow, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Barrow, 2005; Forneris et Mattevi, 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Forneris et Mattevi, 2008)
  • Three or more authors: (Ghaffari 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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