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
Cohen, J. (2014). Breakdown + Breakdown runners-up. Science (New York, N.Y.), 346(6216), 1450–1451.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ekström, G., Stark, C. P. (2013). Simple scaling of catastrophic landslide dynamics. Science (New York, N.Y.), 339(6126), 1416–1419.
A journal article with 3 authors
Yan, S., Huse, D. A., White, S. R. (2011). Spin-liquid ground state of the S = 1/2 kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet. Science (New York, N.Y.), 332(6034), 1173–1176.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bierhorst, P., Knill, E., Glancy, S., Zhang, Y., Mink, A., Jordan, S., … Shalm, L. K. (2018). Experimentally generated randomness certified by the impossibility of superluminal signals. Nature, 556(7700), 223–226.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chen, X., Parini, C. G., Collins, B., Yao, Y., Ur Rehman, M. (2012). Antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Platen, E. (2010). Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps in Finance. (N. Bruti-Liberati, Ed.) (Vol. 64). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Escalera, S., Baró, X., Pujol, O., Vitrià, J., Radeva, P. (2011). Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition System. In X. Baró, O. Pujol, J. Vitrià, & P. Radeva (Eds.), Traffic-Sign Recognition Systems (pp. 81–94). London: 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
Davis, J. (2016, October 18). September Was The Warmest Month On Record, Meaning It’s Now All But Certain 2016 Will Be The Warmest Year. 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. (1977). National Science Foundation’s Actions on Recommendations of GAO Report “Opportunities for Improved Management of the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) Program” (No. HRD-77-54). 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
Cuellar, D. (2011). Impact of boring insects on the reproductive success of Hesperoyucca whipplei (Our Lord’s candle) (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
Koblin, J. (2016, November 14). HBO Renews 3 Series. New York Times, p. C3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cohen, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Cohen, 2014; Ekström and Stark, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Ekström and Stark, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Bierhorst 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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