How to format your references using the Agriculture and Human Values citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Agriculture and Human Values. 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
Rose, K. D. 2001. Evolution. The ancestry of whales. Science (New York, N.Y.) 293: 2216–2217.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pielke, Roger A., Sr, and Thomas N. Chase. 2004. Comment on “Contributions of anthropogenic and natural forcing to recent tropopause height changes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 303: 1771; author reply 1771.
A journal article with 3 authors
Cusick, Roland D., Younggy Kim, and Bruce E. Logan. 2012. Energy capture from thermolytic solutions in microbial reverse-electrodialysis cells. Science (New York, N.Y.) 335: 1474–1477.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Darwin, K. Heran, Sabine Ehrt, José-Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos, Nadine Weich, and Carl F. Nathan. 2003. The proteasome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is required for resistance to nitric oxide. Science (New York, N.Y.) 302: 1963–1966.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Brown, Bruce L., Suzanne B. Hendrix, Dawson W. Hedges, and Timothy B. Smith. 2011. Multivariate Analysis for the Biobehavioral and Social Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Boswell, Michael R. 2012. Local Climate Action Planning. Edited by Adrienne I. Greve and Tammy L. Seale. Washington, DC: Island Press/Center for Resource Economics.
A chapter in an edited book
Gupta, Diwakar, and Wen-Ya Wang. 2012. Patient Appointments in Ambulatory Care. In Handbook of Healthcare System Scheduling, ed. Randolph Hall, 65–104. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science. Boston, MA: Springer US.

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 Agriculture and Human Values.

Blog post
Davis, Josh. 2015. Researchers Discover An Island Made Almost Entirely From Fish Poo. IFLScience. IFLScience. May 26.


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. 1990. Space Operations: NASA Is Not Properly Safeguarding Valuable Data From Past Missions. IMTEC-90-1. 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
Ramakrishnan, Lavanya. 2009. Multi-level adaptation for performability in dynamic web service workflows. Doctoral dissertation, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.

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
Chapman, Mary M. 2013. Your Earrings Remind Me of Grandma’s Gran Torino. New York Times, August 25.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rose 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Rose 2001; Pielke and Chase 2004).

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

  • Two authors: (Pielke and Chase 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Darwin et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleAgriculture and Human Values
AbbreviationAgric. Human Values
ISSN (print)0889-048X
ISSN (online)1572-8366
ScopeAgronomy and Crop Science

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