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]
del Alamo JA. Nanometre-scale electronics with III-V compound semiconductors. Nature 2011;479:317–23.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Corfe IJ, Butler RJ. Comment on “A well-preserved Archaeopteryx specimen with theropod features.” Science 2006;313:1238; author reply 1238.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Sousa T, Marques GM, Domingos T. Comment on “Energy uptake and allocation during ontogeny.” Science 2009;325:1206; author reply 1206.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Gross O, Gewies A, Finger K, Schäfer M, Sparwasser T, Peschel C, et al. Card9 controls a non-TLR signalling pathway for innate anti-fungal immunity. Nature 2006;442:651–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Birla R. Introduction to Tissue Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014.
An edited book
[1]
Sengupta S, Das K, Khan G, editors. Emerging Trends in Computing and Communication: ETCC 2014, March 22-23, 2014. vol. 298. New Delhi: Springer India; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Zaumseil M, von Vacano M, Schwarz S. Contextualizing the Research: Introduction to the Case Study in Java, Indonesia. In: Zaumseil M, Schwarz S, von Vacano M, Sullivan GB, Prawitasari-Hadiyono JE, editors. Cultural Psychology of Coping with Disasters: The Case of an Earthquake in Java, Indonesia, New York, NY: Springer; 2014, p. 105–27.

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]
Fang J. Crystal with “Forbidden Symmetry” Found in 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite. IFLScience 2015. https://www.iflscience.com/space/crystal-forbidden-symmetry-found-45-billion-year-old-meteorite/ (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. Public Works Consolidation: Jacksonville Naval Public Works Consolidation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1992.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Fountain JM. Differences in Generational Work Values in America and Their Implications for Educational Leadership: A Longitudinal Test of Twenge’s Model. Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, 2014.

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]
Park LS. Origin of a Species. New York Times 2017:BR17.

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
Scope

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