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
Dolgin, E. 2011. Stem cells: Transplants on trial. Nature, 480(7377):S46-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Song, G., Zhang, W. 2014. First-principles study on the phase diagram and multiferroic properties of (SrCoO3)1/(SrTiO3)1 superlattices. Scientific Reports, 4:4564.
A journal article with 3 authors
Li, Y., Yi, M., Zou, X. 2014. The linear interplay of intrinsic and extrinsic noises ensures a high accuracy of cell fate selection in budding yeast. Scientific Reports, 4:5764.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Yen, W.-C., Chen, Y.-Z., Yeh, C.-H., He, J.-H., Chiu, P.-W., Chueh, Y.-L. 2014. Direct growth of self-crystallized graphene and graphite nanoballs with Ni vapor-assisted growth: from controllable growth to material characterization. Scientific Reports, 4:4739.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Crane, L. 2015. Knowledge and Discourse Matters, Hoboken, NJ. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9781119079316
An edited book
Dickson, G. 2014. Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment: A New Perspective (B. Tholl, Ed.), London. Springer. p. XVIII, 190 p. 22 illus., 21 illus. in color. ISBN: 9781447148746
A chapter in an edited book
Layton, W. J., Rebholz, L. G. 2012. Phenomenology of ADMs. In: L. Rebholz (Ed.). Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence: Analysis, Phenomenology and Numerical Analysis,. p. 89–97 Berlin, Heidelberg. Springer. ISBN: 9783642244087

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. 2014. , February 11 The Fastest Accelerating Organism on Earth is a Fungus! , 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 1993. State of the Airline Industry: Strategies for Addressing Financial and Competition Problems (No. T-RCED-93-21), 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
Mayfield, K. M. 2010. Project managers’ experience and description of decision uncertainty associated with the agile software development methodology: A phenomenological study (Doctoral dissertation), Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

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
Stevenson, A., Kelly, K. 2017. , April 8 Defying Expectations. New York Times, p. BU1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dolgin, 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Dolgin, 2011; Song et Zhang, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Song et Zhang, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Yen et al., 2014)

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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