How to format your references using the Horticulture Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Horticulture Research. 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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Graham-Rowe D. Public planning: Designs fit for purpose. Nature 2013; 493: S4-5.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Langlais B, Amit H. Planetary science. The past Martian dynamo. Science 2008; 321: 1784–1785.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE. Seasonal not annual rainfall determines grassland biomass response to carbon dioxide. Nature 2014; 511: 583–586.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Parimi PV, Lu WT, Vodo P, Sridhar S. Photonic crystals: imaging by flat lens using negative refraction. Nature 2003; 426: 404.

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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Naini FB. Facial Aesthetics. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: West Sussex, UK, 2011.
An edited book
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Tan K-Y (ed.). Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bautista E, Muñoz JL, Echávarri J. Juanelo (1501–1585). In: Ceccarelli M (ed). Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science: Their Contributions and Legacies, Part 2. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, 2010, pp 95–110.

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 Horticulture Research.

Blog post
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Evans K. These Gorgeous ‘Planet Earth II’ Videos Are The Best Cure For Election Anxiety. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/these-gorgeous-planet-earth-2-videos-are-the-best-cure-for-election-anxiety/ (accessed 30 Oct2018).

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. Free Shuttle Service for Commuting Employees on Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1974.

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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Yamada M. The role of the TRANSPORT INHIBITOR RESPONSE2 (TIR2) gene in auxin synthesis in Arabidopsis. 2008.

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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Burghardt LF. ‘Traffic Calming’ Theory Can Provoke a Storm. New York Times. 2008; : LI5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

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 titleHorticulture Research
AbbreviationHortic. Res.
ISSN (online)2052-7276
ScopeHorticulture
Plant Science
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Genetics

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