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
Doudna, J. 2015. Genome-editing revolution: My whirlwind year with CRISPR. Nature, 528(7583):469–471.
A journal article with 2 authors
Chen, F., Krasnow, M. A. 2014. Progenitor outgrowth from the niche in Drosophila trachea is guided by FGF from decaying branches. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6167):186–189.
A journal article with 3 authors
Budd, G. E., Butterfield, N. J., Jensen, S. 2001. Crustaceans and the ‘Cambrian explosion’. Science (New York, N.Y.), 294(5549):2047.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Cash, H. L., Whitham, C. V., Behrendt, C. L., Hooper, L. V. 2006. Symbiotic bacteria direct expression of an intestinal bactericidal lectin. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5790):1126–1130.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fanchi, J. R. 2006. Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers, Hoboken, NJ. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9780471791553
An edited book
Epstein, L., Ferragina, P. (Eds.) 2012. Algorithms – ESA 2012: 20th Annual European Symposium, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 10-12, 2012. Proceedings,. Vol. 7501 Berlin, Heidelberg. Springer. p. XX, 839 p. 147 illus. ISBN: 9783642330896
A chapter in an edited book
Srivastava, S., Goyal, P. 2010. Hyperaccumulation: A Phytoremedial Approach. In: P. Goyal (Ed.). Novel Biomaterials: Decontamination of Toxic Metals from Wastewater,. p. 33–42 Berlin, Heidelberg. Springer. ISBN: 9783642113284

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
Taub, B. 2016. , October 14 Men’s Magazines Are Normalizing Sexist Bigotry, Study Finds. , 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 1999. Financial Management: Briefing on the Federal Aviation Administration Property, Plant, and Equipment Accountability Review (No. AIMD-99-208R), 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
Runyan, T. E. 2017. A Machine Learning Approach to Quantifying Likely Locations of Gas and Gas Hydrate Accumulation (Doctoral dissertation), University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

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
Barnes, B., Cieply, M. 2015. , April 2 Gettys Again Made to Cope With Grief in Public Eye. New York Times, p. A15

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Doudna, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Chen et Krasnow, 2014; Doudna, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Chen et Krasnow, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Cash et al., 2006)

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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