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
Erwin, D. (2009). A call to the custodians of deep time. Nature, 462(7271), 282–283.
A journal article with 2 authors
Moore, B. D., Foley, W. J. (2005). Tree use by koalas in a chemically complex landscape. Nature, 435(7041), 488–490.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bo, T.-L., Zhang, H., Zheng, X.-J. (2014). Charge-to-mass ratio of saltating particles in wind-blown sand. Scientific Reports, 4, 5590.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Ihmels, J., Bergmann, S., Gerami-Nejad, M., Yanai, I., McClellan, M., Berman, J., Barkai, N. (2005). Rewiring of the yeast transcriptional network through the evolution of motif usage. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5736), 938–940.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Yeakley, C. L., Fiebrich, J. D. (2015). Collaborative Process Improvement. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Kroop, S., Mikroyannidis, A., Wolpers, M. (Eds.). (2015). Responsive Open Learning Environments: Outcomes of Research from the ROLE Project. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Souma, W., Fujiwara, Y., Aoyama, H. (2006). Heterogeneous Economic Networks. In A. Namatame, T. Kaizouji, & Y. Aruka (Eds.), The Complex Networks of Economic Interactions: Essays in Agent-Based Economics and Econophysics (pp. 79–92). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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
Carpineti, A. (2015, October 30). “Quantum Entangled” Laser Pointers Could Double Data Speed. 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. (1972). Information on Federally Owned Land in Oregon Set Aside for Use by the Burns Paiute Indian Colony (No. B-147652,B-147655). 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
Gonzalez, A. X. (2017). Échale Ganas: Engaging, Educating, and Empowering Latino Males at Four-Year Institutions (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Gustines, G. G. (2009, November 17). A Gallery Of Heroes, Up for Sale. New York Times, p. C1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Erwin, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Erwin, 2009; Moore and Foley, 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Moore and Foley, 2005)
  • Three or more authors: (Ihmels et al., 2005)

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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