How to format your references using the Australasian Plant Pathology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Australasian Plant Pathology. 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
Kärre K (2002) Immunology. A perfect mismatch. Science 295:2029–2031
A journal article with 2 authors
Harris KD, Mrsic-Flogel TD (2013) Cortical connectivity and sensory coding. Nature 503:51–58
A journal article with 3 authors
Archibald JD, Averianov AO, Ekdale EG (2001) Late Cretaceous relatives of rabbits, rodents, and other extant eutherian mammals. Nature 414:62–65
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Venegas JG, Winkler T, Musch G, et al (2005) Self-organized patchiness in asthma as a prelude to catastrophic shifts. Nature 434:777–782

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hoskins BJ, James IN (2014) Fluid Dynamics of the Midlatitude Atmosphere. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester
An edited book
Cohn AG, Mark DM (eds) (2005) Spatial Information Theory: International Conference, COSIT 2005, Ellicottville, NY, USA, September 14-18, 2005. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Ignatenko T, Willems FMJ (2013) Privacy Leakage in Binary Biometric Systems: From Gaussian to Binary Data. In: Campisi P (ed) Security and Privacy in Biometrics. Springer, London, pp 105–122

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 Australasian Plant Pathology.

Blog post
Hamilton K (2016) Ancient Asteroid Impacts Yield Evidence For The Nature Of The Early Earth. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/ancient-asteroid-impacts-yield-evidence-for-the-nature-of-the-early-earth/. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2012) Aviation Safety: FAA Has An Opportunity to Enhance Safety and Improve Oversight of Initial Pilot Training. 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
Amodeo GA (2009) Structural and biochemical characterization of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae AMPK homolog SNF1. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia 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
Novick SM (2015) Authentic Mexican Flavors for Summer. New York Times LI8

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kärre 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Kärre 2002; Harris and Mrsic-Flogel 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Harris and Mrsic-Flogel 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Venegas et al. 2005)

About the journal

Full journal titleAustralasian Plant Pathology
AbbreviationAustralas. Plant Pathol.
ISSN (print)0815-3191
ISSN (online)1448-6032
ScopePlant Science

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