How to format your references using the Horticulturae citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Horticulturae. 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
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Ranganathan, R. Biochemistry. Signaling across the cell membrane. Science 2007, 318, 1253–1254.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Theler, D.; Allain, F.H.-T. Molecular biology: RNA modification does a regulatory two-step. Nature 2015, 518, 492–493.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Melcák, I.; Hoelz, A.; Blobel, G. Structure of Nup58/45 suggests flexible nuclear pore diameter by intermolecular sliding. Science 2007, 315, 1729–1732.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Lu, X.; Borchers, A.G.M.; Jolicoeur, C.; Rayburn, H.; Baker, J.C.; Tessier-Lavigne, M. PTK7/CCK-4 is a novel regulator of planar cell polarity in vertebrates. Nature 2004, 430, 93–98.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Krishnan, V. Probability and Random Processes; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2006; ISBN 9780471998303.
An edited book
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Virtual Realities: International Dagstuhl Seminar, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, June 9-14, 2013, Revised Selected Papers; Brunnett, G., Coquillart, S., van Liere, R., Welch, G., Váša, L., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; Vol. 8844; ISBN 9783319170428.
A chapter in an edited book
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Hsieh, F.-S.; Lin, J.-B. Scheduling Patients in Hospitals Based on Multi-agent Systems. In Modern Advances in Applied Intelligence: 27th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2014, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, June 3-6, 2014, Proceedings, Part I; Ali, M., Pan, J.-S., Chen, S.-M., Horng, M.-F., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2014; pp. 32–42 ISBN 9783319074542.

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 Horticulturae.

Blog post
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Andrews, R. Hungry Young Stars Change Color When They Eat Their Own Planets Available online: https://www.iflscience.com/space/hungry-young-stars-change-color-when-they-eat-their-own-planets/ (accessed on Oct 30, 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
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Government Accountability Office Question Concerning Whether Funds Available Under Career Education Incentive Act Were Illegally Rescinded; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1980;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Hawkins, A.J. Measurement of the spacial distribution of heat exchange in a geothermal analog bedrock site using fiber-otic distributed temperature sensing. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, CA, 2013.

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
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Schembari, J. A Father, a Son and the Porsche They Went In On Together. New York Times 2016, B4.

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 titleHorticulturae
ISSN (online)2311-7524
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