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
Matsuda R (2014) Materials chemistry: Selectivity from flexibility. Nature 509:434–435
A journal article with 2 authors
Gao KQ, Shubin NH (2001) Late Jurassic salamanders from northern China. Nature 410:574–577
A journal article with 3 authors
Davis SJ, Caldeira K, Matthews HD (2010) Future CO2 emissions and climate change from existing energy infrastructure. Science 329:1330–1333
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Clavijo-Baquet S, Boher F, Ziegler L, et al (2014) Differential responses to thermal variation between fitness metrics. Sci Rep 4:5349

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kim H-G, Moreau N, Sikora T (2006) MPEG-7 Audio and Beyond. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Jin B, Cedrola E (eds) (2016) Fashion Brand Internationalization: Opportunities and Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan US, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Dave B (2005) Labyrinthine Digital Histories. In: Martens B, Brown A (eds) Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2005: Proceedings of the 11th International CAAD Futures Conference held at the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, on June 20–22, 2005. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 53–62

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
Andrew E (2014) 25 Bizarre Genetic And Developmental Mistakes You Have to See to Believe. 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 (2007) Information Technology: Census Bureau Needs to Improve Its Risk Management of Decennial Systems. 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
Bottorff AK (2010) Evaluating summer school programs and the effect on student achievement: The correlation between Stanford-10 standardized test scores and two different summer programs. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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
Crow K (2000) Veggies vs. a Courthouse: Worries and Reassurance. New York Times 149

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Matsuda 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Gao and Shubin 2001; Matsuda 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Gao and Shubin 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Clavijo-Baquet et al. 2014)

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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