How to format your references using the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (JSFA). 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
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Woesik R van. Comment on ‘Coral reef death during the 1997 Indian Ocean dipole linked to Indonesian wildfires’. Science 303:1297; author reply 1297 (2004).
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lau WCY and Rubinstein JL. Subnanometre-resolution structure of the intact Thermus thermophilus H+-driven ATP synthase. Nature 481:214–218 (2011).
A journal article with 3 authors
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Stroud RM, Nittler LR, and Alexander CMO. Polymorphism in presolar Al2O3 grains from asymptotic giant branch stars. Science 305:1455–1457 (2004).
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Joiner WJ, Crocker A, White BH, and Sehgal A. Sleep in Drosophila is regulated by adult mushroom bodies. Nature 441:757–760 (2006).

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Castillo E, Cobo A, Jubete F, and Pruneda RE. Orthogonal Sets and Polar Methods in Linear Algebra. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1999.
An edited book
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Bres S and Laurini R (eds.). Visual Information and Information Systems: 8th International Conference, VISUAL 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 5, 2005, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
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Di Piazza MC and Vitale G. Photovoltaic Source Dynamic Modeling Issues. In: Vitale G, ed. Photovoltaic Sources: Modeling and Emulation London: Springer; p. 131–169 2013.

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 the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Blog post
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Davis J. World’s Second Breeding Population Of Critically Endangered Indochinese Tigers Discovered. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017. Available: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/worlds-second-breeding-population-of-critically-endangered-indochinese-tigers-discovered/ [30 October 2018].

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
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Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: FBI Is Implementing Key Acquisition Methods on Its New Case Management System, but Related Agencywide Guidance Needs to Be Improved. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008 SepReport No.: GAO-08-1014.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Lingley-Papadopoulos CA. Image analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography images of the urinary bladder for the recognition of bladder cancer [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2008.

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
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Brantley B. Theater; Cue the Mayhem: Gogol Returns. New York Times :AR4 (2017).

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript:

This sentence cites one reference 1.
This sentence cites two references 1,2.
This sentence cites four references 1–4.

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
ISSN (print)0022-5142
ISSN (online)1097-0010
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