How to format your references using the Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Rokas, A. (2006). Genomics. Genomics and the tree of life. Science (New York, N.Y.), 313(5795), 1897–1899.
A journal article with 2 authors
Demaurex, N., Distelhorst, C. (2003). Cell biology. Apoptosis--the calcium connection. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5616), 65–67.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lin, S.-C., Lo, Y.-C., Wu, H. (2010). Helical assembly in the MyD88-IRAK4-IRAK2 complex in TLR/IL-1R signalling. Nature, 465(7300), 885–890.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Zyryanova, A. F., Weis, F., Faille, A., Alard, A. A., Crespillo-Casado, A., Sekine, Y., … Ron, D. (2018). Binding of ISRIB reveals a regulatory site in the nucleotide exchange factor eIF2B. Science (New York, N.Y.), 359(6383), 1533–1536.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schroeder, K., Thompson, T., Frith, K., Pencheon, D. (2012). Sustainable Healthcare. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Jobbágy, Á. (Ed.). (2015). First European Biomedical Engineering Conference for Young Investigators: ENCY2015, Budapest, May 28 - 30, 2015 (Vol. 50). Singapore: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Poston, D. L., Zhang, L. (2009). China’s Unbalanced Sex Ratio at Birth: How Many Surplus Boys Have Been Born in China Since the 1980s? In D. L. Poston, J. Tucker, Q. Ren, B. Gu, X. Zheng, S. Wang, & C. Russell (Eds.), Gender Policy and HIV in China: Catalyzing Policy Change (pp. 57–69). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, February 19). Watch: Amazing Visualization Of Arctic Ice Over The Last 25 Years. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (2011). Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA Has Made Some Progress in Implementation, but Delays Threaten to Impact Costs and Benefits (No. GAO-12-141T). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Adams, T. A. (2012). Improving Scores on Computerized Reading Assessments: The Effects of Colored Overlay Use (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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
St. John Kelly, E. (1998, April 12). The Magical Mystery Block. New York Times, p. 147.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rokas, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Demaurex and Distelhorst, 2003; Rokas, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Demaurex and Distelhorst, 2003)
  • Three or more authors: (Zyryanova et al., 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Agricultural Safety and Health
AbbreviationJ. Agric. Saf. Health
ISSN (print)1074-7583
ISSN (online)1943-7846
ScopeGeneral Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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