How to format your references using the Journal of Northeast Agricultural University citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Northeast Agricultural University. 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
Kiefer T. Ocean science. When still waters ran deep. Science. 2010 Jul 16;329(5989):290–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Li G, Zhang J. Ultra-broadband and efficient surface plasmon polariton launching through metallic nanoslits of subwavelength period. Sci Rep. 2014 Aug 1;4:5914.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bartels T, Choi JG, Selkoe DJ. α-Synuclein occurs physiologically as a helically folded tetramer that resists aggregation. Nature. 2011 Aug 14;477(7362):107–10.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
González LM, Ruder WC, Leduc PR, Messner WC. Controlling magnetotactic bacteria through an integrated nanofabricated metallic island and optical microscope approach. Sci Rep. 2014 Feb 20;4:4104.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Islam MR, Islam JS, Zatzman GM, Mughal MAH, Rahman MS. The Greening of Pharmaceutical Engineering. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley &;#38; Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
Heredia RR, Altarriba J, editors. Foundations of Bilingual Memory. New York, NY: Springer; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Sztur C, Hudault G. Alloying of Molten Aluminum: Optimizing the Present and Preparing the Future. In: Grandfield JF, Eskin DG, editors. Essential Readings in Light Metals: Volume 3 Cast Shop for Aluminum Production. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 33–43.

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 Northeast Agricultural University.

Blog post
Fang J. Microbial Life Discovered Inside Deep-Sea Rocks. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014.

Reports

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. Transportation Trust Funds. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989 May. Report No.: T-RCED-89-36.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Matsuda T. Computational proposal for locating local defects in superconducting tapes [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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
(nyt) SK. World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Last Regional Governor’s Election. New York Times. 2005 Jan 25;A7.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kiefer 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Kiefer 2010; Li and Zhang 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Li and Zhang 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (González et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Northeast Agricultural University
AbbreviationJ. Northeast Agric. Univ.
ISSN (print)1006-8104
Scope

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