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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Evan G. Cancer. Taking a back door to target Myc. Science 2012; 335: 293–294.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Casanova J-L, Abel L. Primary immunodeficiencies: a field in its infancy. Science 2007; 317: 617–619.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Wu B, Ooi TL, He ZJ. Perceiving distance accurately by a directional process of integrating ground information. Nature 2004; 428: 73–77.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Schwechheimer C, Serino G, Callis J et al. Interactions of the COP9 signalosome with the E3 ubiquitin ligase SCFTIRI in mediating auxin response. Science 2001; 292: 1379–1382.

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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Safonov VO. Using Aspect-Oriented Programming for Trustworthy Software Development. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, 2007.
An edited book
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Kramer S, Pfahringer B (eds.). Inductive Logic Programming: 15th International Conference, ILP 2005, Bonn, Germany, August 10-13, 2005. Proceedings. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
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Gerrath J, Posluszny U, Melville L. Humans and Grapes. In: Posluszny U, Melville L (eds). Taming the Wild Grape: Botany and Horticulture in the Vitaceae. Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015, pp 103–114.

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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Andrews R. Military Officials Say Climate Change Presents ‘Significant And Direct Risks To US Homeland’. IFLScience. 2016.https://www.iflscience.com/environment/military-officials-climate-change-significant-direct-risks-us-homeland/ (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. Federal Capitation Support and Its Role in the Operation of Medical Schools. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1978.

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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Zelaya GS. Hopelessness and diabetes: Do Hispanic diabetic patients feel less hopeless eating fruits, vegetables and exercising regularly? 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
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Paulson M. ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ Is Closing on Broadway. New York Times. 2017; : C3.

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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