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
Bova B (2000) Eternal verities, eternal questions. Nature 404:439
A journal article with 2 authors
Xavier KB, Bassler BL (2005) Interference with AI-2-mediated bacterial cell-cell communication. Nature 437:750–753
A journal article with 3 authors
Catalli K, Shim S-H, Prakapenka V (2009) Thickness and Clapeyron slope of the post-perovskite boundary. Nature 462:782–785
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Dias SJ, Zhou X, Ivanovic M, et al (2013) Nuclear MTA1 overexpression is associated with aggressive prostate cancer, recurrence and metastasis in African Americans. Sci Rep 3:2331

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Guillaume P (2006) Music and Acoustics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Coates ARM (ed) (2012) Antibiotic Resistance. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Billington J, Yuan C (2009) On Modelling and Analysing the Dynamic MANET On-Demand (DYMO) Routing Protocol. In: Jensen K, Billington J, Koutny M (eds) Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency III. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 98–126

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 (2015) The Robots Are Coming For Your Job! Why Digital Literacy Is So Important For The Jobs Of The Future. 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 (2000) Federal Aviation Administration: Challenges in Modernizing the Agency. 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
Fischer D (2012) Psychology and people living with hiv/aids: A critical review of the literature. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Greenhouse L (2008) Justices Uphold Lethal Injection In Kentucky Case. 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 (Bova 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Bova 2000; Xavier and Bassler 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Xavier and Bassler 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Dias et al. 2013)

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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