How to format your references using the Information Processing in Agriculture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Information Processing 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]
Jacobson MZ. Strong radiative heating due to the mixing state of black carbon in atmospheric aerosols. Nature 2001;409:695–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Hwang I, Sheen J. Two-component circuitry in Arabidopsis cytokinin signal transduction. Nature 2001;413:383–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Harris GC, Wimmer M, Aston-Jones G. A role for lateral hypothalamic orexin neurons in reward seeking. Nature 2005;437:556–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Johnson MD, Oldach D, Delwiche CF, Stoecker DK. Retention of transcriptionally active cryptophyte nuclei by the ciliate Myrionecta rubra. Nature 2007;445:426–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Bucci D. Analog Electronics for Measuring Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2017.
An edited book
[1]
Bhushan B, editor. Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Hinkson G, Erskine C, Heerema M, Mallott C, Keefe M, Griffith H. Exporting from Fireworks to the Web. In: Erskine C, Heerema M, Mallott C, Keefe M, Griffith H, Andres C, et al., editors. Foundation Fireworks CS4, Berkeley, CA: Apress; 2009, p. 74–96.

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 Information Processing in Agriculture.

Blog post
[1]
Luntz S. Ebola Fighter And Hero Dies in Childbirth Due To Stigma Towards “Survivors.” IFLScience 2017. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/ebola-fighter-and-hero-dies-in-childbirth-due-to-stigma-towards-survivors/ (accessed October 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: Agencies Need to Strengthen Oversight of Multibillion Dollar Investments in Operations and Maintenance. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Senaga KA. Tasteless, cheap, and southern? The rise and decline of the farm-raised catfish industry. Doctoral dissertation. Mississippi State University, 2016.

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]
Oestreich JR. Juilliard’s Fast Takes on French Baroque. New York Times 2016:C2.

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 titleInformation Processing in Agriculture
AbbreviationInf. Process. Agric.
ISSN (print)2214-3173
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