How to format your references using the International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste 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
Sutherland WJ (2003) Parallel extinction risk and global distribution of languages and species. Nature 423:276–279
A journal article with 2 authors
Taylor JR, Stocker R (2012) Trade-offs of chemotactic foraging in turbulent water. Science 338:675–679
A journal article with 3 authors
Pandey S, Goswami GK, Nanda KK (2013) Nanocomposite based flexible ultrasensitive resistive gas sensor for chemical reactions studies. Sci Rep 3:2082
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ikeda H, Heinke B, Ruscheweyh R, Sandkühler J (2003) Synaptic plasticity in spinal lamina I projection neurons that mediate hyperalgesia. Science 299:1237–1240

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mastro M (2013) Financial Derivative and Energy Market Valuation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Goertzel B, Pennachin C (eds) (2007) Artificial General Intelligence. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Brown A, Green T (2013) Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology: Despite Lean Times, Continued Interest and Opportunity in K-12, Business, and Higher Education. In: Orey M, Jones SA, Branch RM (eds) Educational Media and Technology Yearbook: Volume 37. Springer, New York, NY, pp 55–71

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 International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture.

Blog post
Fang J (2015) Toxin Resistance Suggests That Evolution Can Be Predictable. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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
Government Accountability Office (1986) ADP Acquisitions: No Improper Actions Found on IRS’ Contract for Data Retrieval System. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Diniega S (2010) Modeling aeolian dune and dune field evolution. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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
Branch J, Kovaleski SF, Tavernise S (2017) Gunman Methodically Chased Gambling’s Highs. New York Times A1

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Sutherland 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Sutherland 2003; Taylor and Stocker 2012).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Taylor and Stocker 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Ikeda et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture
ISSN (print)2195-3228
ISSN (online)2251-7715

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