How to format your references using the Agri Gene citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Agri Gene. 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
Bohannon, J., 2007. The Gonzonaut goes to Mars. Science 318, 1719.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kruse, E., Agol, E., 2014. KOI-3278: a self-lensing binary star system. Science 344, 275–277.
A journal article with 3 authors
Imai, T., Suzuki, M., Sakano, H., 2006. Odorant receptor-derived cAMP signals direct axonal targeting. Science 314, 657–661.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Blasco, R., Finlayson, C., Rosell, J., Marco, A.S., Finlayson, S., Finlayson, G., Negro, J.J., Pacheco, F.G., Vidal, J.R., 2014. The earliest pigeon fanciers. Sci. Rep. 4, 5971.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Staebler, P., 2017. Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Urzaiz, G., Ochoa, S.F., Bravo, J., Chen, L.L., Oliveira, J. (Eds.), 2013. Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. Context-Awareness and Context-Driven Interaction: 7th International Conference, UCAmI 2013, Carrillo, Costa Rica, December 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Bazzoni, S., Glaz, S., 2006. Prüfer rings, in: Brewer, J.W., Glaz, S., Heinzer, W.J., Olberding, B.M. (Eds.), Multiplicative Ideal Theory in Commutative Algebra: A Tribute to the Work of Robert Gilmer. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 55–72.

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 Agri Gene.

Blog post
Hamilton, K., 2015. Scientists Pinpoint Neurons In The Brain That Regulate Thirst [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/brain/scientists-pinpoint-neurons-brain-regulate-thirst/ (accessed 10.30.18).

Reports

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. Customs Service Modernization: Actions Needed to Correct Serious ACE Management and Technical Weaknesses (No. T-AIMD-99-141). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Liao, X., 2006. Creative Learning for Intelligent Robots (Doctoral dissertation). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, 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
Sophia Kishkovsky; Compiled by, 2005. Arts, Briefly; Ukrainian Song Rewritten for Eurovision Contest. New York Times E2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bohannon, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Bohannon, 2007; Kruse and Agol, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Kruse and Agol, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Blasco et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleAgri Gene
AbbreviationAgri Gene
ISSN (print)2352-2151
Scope

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