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
Ma, E., 2004. Materials science. Watching the nanograins roll. Science 305, 623–624.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pardo, M., Nurse, P., 2003. Equatorial retention of the contractile actin ring by microtubules during cytokinesis. Science 300, 1569–1574.
A journal article with 3 authors
Werfel, J., Petersen, K., Nagpal, R., 2014. Designing collective behavior in a termite-inspired robot construction team. Science 343, 754–758.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Brocks, J.J., Love, G.D., Summons, R.E., Knoll, A.H., Logan, G.A., Bowden, S.A., 2005. Biomarker evidence for green and purple sulphur bacteria in a stratified Palaeoproterozoic sea. Nature 437, 866–870.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sigee, D.C., 2005. Freshwater Microbiology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Bielza, C., Salmerón, A., Alonso-Betanzos, A., Hidalgo, J.I., Martínez, L., Troncoso, A., Corchado, E., Corchado, J.M. (Eds.), 2013. Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, CAEPIA 2013, Madrid, Spain, September 17-20, 2013. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Mainland, B.J., Shulman, K.I., 2013. Clock Drawing Test, in: Larner, A.J. (Ed.), Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach. Springer, London, pp. 79–109.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Second Inexplicable Die Off Of 60,000 Antelopes [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/second-inexplicable-die-60000-antelope/ (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, 2007. Bankruptcy Reform: Value of Credit Counseling Requirement Is Not Clear (No. GAO-07-203). 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
Amanoua, K.P., 2014. Langue et identité dans les milieux populaires québécois et antillais (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
Pilon, M., 2012. ‘Everyone Wants to See Zara.’ New York Times B13.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ma, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Ma, 2004; Pardo and Nurse, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Pardo and Nurse, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Brocks et al., 2005)

About the journal

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