How to format your references using the Annals of Agricultural Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Annals of Agricultural Sciences. 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
Butler, D., 2005. Obituary: Hubert Curien (1924-2005). Nature 434, 453.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pasare, C., Medzhitov, R., 2003. Toll pathway-dependent blockade of CD4+CD25+ T cell-mediated suppression by dendritic cells. Science 299, 1033–1036.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bradley, P., Misura, K.M.S., Baker, D., 2005. Toward high-resolution de novo structure prediction for small proteins. Science 309, 1868–1871.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Steppan, C.M., Bailey, S.T., Bhat, S., Brown, E.J., Banerjee, R.R., Wright, C.M., Patel, H.R., Ahima, R.S., Lazar, M.A., 2001. The hormone resistin links obesity to diabetes. Nature 409, 307–312.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ghavami, M., Michael, L.B., Kohno, R., 2006. Ultra Wideband Signals and Systems in Communication Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Brundin, P., Olanow, C.W. (Eds.), 2006. Restorative Therapies in Parkinson’s Disease. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Wang, H., Zheng, D., Cui, E., 2014. The Empirical Analysis of Shandong Province’s Urbanization Level, in: Yang, D., Qian, Y. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 41–47.

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 Annals of Agricultural Sciences.

Blog post
Andrews, R., 2017. What’s Going On With These Weird Ripply Clouds? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1992. National Security: Perspectives on Worldwide Threats and Implications for U.S. Forces (No. NSIAD-92-104). 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
Navarro, C., 2012. Advocacy services for high-risk Latino families caring for children with autism: A grant proposal (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Kenigsberg, B., 2017. Film Series. New York Times C20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Butler, 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Butler, 2005; Pasare and Medzhitov, 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Pasare and Medzhitov, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Steppan et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleAnnals of Agricultural Sciences
AbbreviationAnn. Agric. Sci.
ISSN (print)0570-1783

Other styles