How to format your references using the Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica (SAB). 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
Blencowe M (2004): Physics. Nanomechanical quantum limits. Science (New York, NY), 304, 56–57.
A journal article with 2 authors
Crone TJ, Tolstoy M (2010): Magnitude of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil leak. Science (New York, NY), 330, 634.
A journal article with 3 authors
Debayle E, Kennett B, Priestley K (2005): Global azimuthal seismic anisotropy and the unique plate-motion deformation of Australia. Nature, 433, 509–512.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Gandha K, Elkins K, Poudyal N, Liu X, Liu JP (2014): High energy product developed from cobalt nanowires. Scientific reports, 4, 5345.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cauvin C, Escobar F, Serradj A (2010): Cartography and the Impact of the Quantitative Revolution. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Desai N, Liu A, Winikoff M (2012): Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 13th International Conference, PRIMA 2010, Kolkata, India, November 12-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Yu CW-M, Velde C (2009): The Changing Context of Business Education: Competency Requirements for the New Paradigm In: Velde, CR (ed): International Perspectives on Competence in the Workplace: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 57–85.

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 Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015): Meet The Wild Animals Who Put Their Partners First (Just Don’t Call It Love). IFLScience, (accessed: 30/10/2018).


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 (1993): Aviation Safety: Unresolved Issues Involving U.S.-Registered Aircraft. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Graves KA (2012): An Exploration of Organizational Commitment among Generation X Leaders. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix.

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
Wagner J (2017): Dominican Players Hone Skills With AidOf Broomsticks. New York Times, SP1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Blencowe, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Blencowe, 2004; Crone, Tolstoy, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Crone, Tolstoy, 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Gandha et al., 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleScientia Agriculturae Bohemica
ISSN (print)1211-3174
ISSN (online)1805-9430
ScopeGeneral Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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