How to format your references using the Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chemical and Biological Technologies in 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
1. Russo E. Grant schemes supporting scientific entrepreneurs have induced job growth in the United States, but they haven’t yet crossed the Atlantic, says Eugene Russo. Nature. 2003;425:988–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Zhou Z, Zhang F. A long-tailed, seed-eating bird from the Early Cretaceous of China. Nature. 2002;418:405–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Koh K, Zheng X, Sehgal A. JETLAG resets the Drosophila circadian clock by promoting light-induced degradation of TIMELESS. Science. 2006;312:1809–12.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Outram AK, Stear NA, Bendrey R, Olsen S, Kasparov A, Zaibert V, et al. The earliest horse harnessing and milking. Science. 2009;323:1332–5.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Woods DR. Successful Trouble Shooting for Process Engineers. Weinheim, FRG: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2005.
An edited book
1. Rojszczak A. From the Act of Judging to the Sentence: The Problem of Truth Bearers from Bolzano to Tarski. Wolenski J, editor. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Dantes MAM, Figueirôa S, Lopes MM. Sciences in Brazil: An Overview from 1870–1920. In: Krause D, Videira A, editors. Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science: An account of recent works. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011. p. 95–105.

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 Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. The Blue Bottles Are Coming, But What Exactly Are These Creatures? [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/blue-bottles-are-coming-what-exactly-are-these-creatures/

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
1. Government Accountability Office. Student Financial Aid Programs: Pell Grant Program Abuse. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1993 Oct. Report No.: T-OSI-94-8.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ibarra AL. Novice Clinicians and the Experience of Transcendence in Clinical Training and Supervision [Doctoral dissertation]. [Malibu, CA]: Pepperdine University; 2017.

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
1. Kishkovsky S. August 13-19; Czar Beatified. New York Times. 2000 Aug 20;42.

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 titleChemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture
AbbreviationChem. Biol. Technol. Agric.
ISSN (online)2196-5641
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