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. Beyea J. Science and society. The smart electricity grid and scientific research. Science. 2010;328:979–80.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. West SA, Gardner A. Altruism, spite, and greenbeards. Science. 2010;327:1341–4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Micol-Ponce R, Aguilera V, Ponce MR. A genetic screen for suppressors of a hypomorphic allele of Arabidopsis ARGONAUTE1. Sci Rep. 2014;4:5533.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Schiellerup H, Lambert DD, Prestvik T, Robins B, McBride JS, Larsen RB. Re-Os isotopic evidence for a lower crustal origin of massif-type anorthosites. Nature. 2000;405:781–4.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Pahl J. Interference Analysis. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
1. Papasratorn B, Charoenkitkarn N, Vanijja V, Chongsuphajaisiddhi V, editors. Advances in Information Technology: 6th International Conference, IAIT 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, December 12-13, 2013. Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Zweig YR. Memory Clinics and Care Management Programs. In: Boltz M, Galvin JE, editors. Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 45–60.

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. Taub B. Test Can Calculate A Person’s Chances Of Waking From A Coma [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/brain/test-can-calculate-person-s-chances-waking-coma/

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. Information Technology and Government Operations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 Jan. Report No.: 138539.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Haile MD. A mental health community outreach and education program for Eritrean immigrants: A grant proposal [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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. Kenigsberg B. They Call Us Monsters. New York Times. 2017 Jan 19;C11.

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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