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
Baker M (2012): Functional genomics: The changes that count. Nature, 482, 257, 259–262.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jia T, Pósfai M (2014): Connecting core percolation and controllability of complex networks. Scientific reports, 4, 5379.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wild G, Gardner A, West SA (2009): Adaptation and the evolution of parasite virulence in a connected world. Nature, 459, 983–986.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Shin S, El-Diwany R, Schaffert S, Adams EJ, Garcia KC, Pereira P, Chien Y-H (2005): Antigen recognition determinants of gammadelta T cell receptors. Science (New York, NY), 308, 252–255.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Misra S, Goswami S (2017): Network Routing. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Eliades G, Watts D, Eliades T (2005): Dental Hard Tissues and Bonding: Interfacial Phenomena and Related Properties. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Zrodnikov A, Korobeynikov V, Chebeskov A, Tikhomirov B (2006): MULTI-ATTRIBUTE ANALYSIS OF NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE RESISTANCE TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROLIFERATION In: Apikyan, S, Diamond, D (ed): Countering Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 63–84.

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 D (2016): Microscopic Marine Plants Bioengineer Their Environment To Enhance Their Own Growth. 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 (1998): Student Loans: Effect of Including Certain Types of Loans in Calculating Schools’ Default Rates. 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
Ekstrom JE (2009): Factors influencing retention in a residential treatment program. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Gorman J (2016): Older Bonobos Could Sure Use Some Glasses. New York Times, D6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Baker, 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Baker, 2012; Jia, Pósfai, 2014).

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

  • Two authors: (Jia, Pósfai, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Shin et al., 2005)

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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