How to format your references using the Aquaculture Environment Interactions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Aquaculture Environment Interactions. 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
Jayaraman KS (2000) Indian space agency sets its sights on a mission to the Moon. Nature 406:5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Duncan RP, Williams PA (2002) Ecology: Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis challenged. Nature 417:608–609.
A journal article with 3 authors
Simpson AGB, MacQuarrie EK, Roger AJ (2002) Eukaryotic evolution: early origin of canonical introns. Nature 419:270.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
MacLennan CA, Gilchrist JJ, Gordon MA, Cunningham AF, Cobbold M, Goodall M, Kingsley RA, van Oosterhout JJG, Msefula CL, Mandala WL, Leyton DL, Marshall JL, Gondwe EN, Bobat S, López-Macías C, Doffinger R, Henderson IR, Zijlstra EE, Dougan G, Drayson MT, MacLennan ICM, Molyneux ME (2010) Dysregulated humoral immunity to nontyphoidal Salmonella in HIV-infected African adults. Science 328:508–512.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stone CA, Zissu A (2012) The Securitization Markets Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Takeda K, Hansen JHL, Erdoğan H, Abut H (eds) (2009) In-Vehicle Corpus and Signal Processing for Driver Behavior. Springer US, Boston, MA.
A chapter in an edited book
Nebel B (2012) Editorial. In: Towards Service Robots for Everyday Environments: Recent Advances in Designing Service Robots for Complex Tasks in Everyday Environments. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, Prassler E, Zöllner M, Bischoff R, Burgard W, Haschke R, Hägele M, Lawitzky G, Nebel B, Plöger P, Reiser U (eds) Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p 45–47

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 Aquaculture Environment Interactions.

Blog post
Luntz S (2016) Chemical Found In Deep Space Hints At How Life Formed. https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/chemical-found-in-deep-space-hints-at-how-life-formed/ (accessed 30 October 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
Government Accountability Office (1998) Air Traffic Control: Timely Completion of FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System Software Is at Risk. 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
Libman M (2012) A policy analysis of the Penal Code Section 186.20-186.33: California Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act. 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
Rafkin L (2011) Sascha Rothchild and Matt Kay. New York Times:ST14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Jayaraman 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Jayaraman 2000, Duncan & Williams 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Duncan & Williams 2002)
  • Three authors: (Simpson et al. 2002)
  • 99 or more authors: (MacLennan et al. 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleAquaculture Environment Interactions
AbbreviationAquac. Environ. Interact.
ISSN (print)1869-215X
ISSN (online)1869-7534
ScopeAquatic Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Water Science and Technology

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