How to format your references using the Agriculture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Agriculture. 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
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Russo, E. Getting on the fast-track to full-time employment. Nature 2004, 432, 254–255.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Gibson, B.K.; Flynn, C. White dwarfs and dark matter. Science 2001, 292, 2211.
A journal article with 3 authors
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McAlary, L.; Yerbury, J.J.; Aquilina, J.A. Glutathionylation potentiates benign superoxide dismutase 1 variants to the toxic forms associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 3275.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Zhang, J.; Bu, X.; Wang, H.; Zhu, Y.; Geng, Y.; Nihira, N.T.; Tan, Y.; Ci, Y.; Wu, F.; Dai, X.; et al. Cyclin D-CDK4 kinase destabilizes PD-L1 via cullin 3-SPOP to control cancer immune surveillance. Nature 2018, 553, 91–95.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Darbyshire, P.; Hampton, D. Hedge Fund Modelling and Analysis Using MATLAB ®; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2014; ISBN 9781118905029.
An edited book
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Chaudhary, H. Dynamics and Balancing of Multibody Systems; Saha, S.K., Ed.; Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009; Vol. 37; ISBN 9783540781783.
A chapter in an edited book
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Hungr, O. Dynamics of Rapid Landslides. In Progress in Landslide Science; Sassa, K., Fukuoka, H., Wang, F., Wang, G., Eds.; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007; pp. 47–57 ISBN 9783540709640.

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.

Blog post
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Luntz, S. Offshore Wind Farms Guard Landscape Against Hurricanes Available online: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/offshore-wind-farms-guard-landscape-against-hurricanes/ (accessed on Oct 30, 2018).

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
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Government Accountability Office Highway Trust Fund: Pilot Program Could Help Determine the Viability of Mileage Fees for Certain Vehicles; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 2012;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Wetherington, J.M. The relationship between learning organization dimensions and performance in the nonprofit sector. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix: Phoenix, AZ, 2010.

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
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Whiteside, K. From Olympic Rings to a Circus Ring. New York Times 2016, B8.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAgriculture
ISSN (online)2077-0472
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