How to format your references using the Agricultural Water Management citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Agricultural Water Management. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Champion, P.M., 2005. Chemistry. Following the flow of energy in biomolecules. Science 310, 980–982.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stone, R., Jasny, B., 2013. Communication in science pressures and predators. Scientific discourse: buckling at the seams. Introduction. Science 342, 56–57.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yartsev, M.M., Witter, M.P., Ulanovsky, N., 2011. Grid cells without theta oscillations in the entorhinal cortex of bats. Nature 479, 103–107.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Cowan, M.L., Bruner, B.D., Huse, N., Dwyer, J.R., Chugh, B., Nibbering, E.T.J., Elsaesser, T., Miller, R.J.D., 2005. Ultrafast memory loss and energy redistribution in the hydrogen bond network of liquid H2O. Nature 434, 199–202.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
He, Z., 2016. Wavelet Analysis and Transient Signal Processing Applications for Power Systems. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore.
An edited book
Rodríguez, M.A., Cruz, I., Levashkin, S., Egenhofer, M.J. (Eds.), 2005. GeoSpatial Semantics: First International Conference, GeoS 2005, Mexico City, Mexico, November 29-30, 2005. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Kobayashi, Y., Shiotani, T., 2016. Computerized AE Tomography, in: Ohtsu, M. (Ed.), Innovative AE and NDT Techniques for On-Site Measurement of Concrete and Masonry Structures: State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 239-MCM, RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 47–68.

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 Agricultural Water Management.

Blog post
Davis, J., 2016. Globally Important Iraqi Marshes Designated As A World Heritage Site [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL https://www.iflscience.com/environment/globally-important-iraqi-marshes-designated-as-a-world-heritage-site/ (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, 2004. Special Education: Improved Timeliness and Better Use of Enforcement Actions Could Strengthen Education’s Monitoring System (No. GAO-04-879). 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
Steiner, C.P., 2015. Three essays in applied microeconomics (Doctoral dissertation). University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

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
Sisario, B., 2017. Bob Dylan Delivers His Nobel Lecture. New York Times C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Champion, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Champion, 2005; Stone and Jasny, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Stone and Jasny, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Cowan et al., 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleAgricultural Water Management
AbbreviationAgric. Water Manag.
ISSN (print)0378-3774
ScopeAgronomy and Crop Science
Soil Science
Earth-Surface Processes
Water Science and Technology

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