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
Ni X (2015): China’s research & development spend. Nature, 520, S8-9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pulk A, Cate JHD (2013): Control of ribosomal subunit rotation by elongation factor G. Science (New York, NY), 340, 1235970.
A journal article with 3 authors
Tritsch NX, Ding JB, Sabatini BL (2012): Dopaminergic neurons inhibit striatal output through non-canonical release of GABA. Nature, 490, 262–266.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Petreanu L, Mao T, Sternson SM, Svoboda K (2009): The subcellular organization of neocortical excitatory connections. Nature, 457, 1142–1145.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Flynn MJ, Luk W (2011): Computer System Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Freund F, Langhoff S (2014): Universe of Scales: From Nanotechnology to Cosmology: Symposium in Honor of Minoru M. Freund. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
du Plessis J, Saenger I (2007): The Supervisory Board as Company Organ In: Großfeld, B, Luttermann, C, Saenger, I, Sandrock, O (ed): German Corporate Governance in International and European Context. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 65–110.

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 (2014): Climate Change Skepticism Unchanged Even After Experience With Extreme Weather. 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 (1983): Review of Contract Award for Management of National Center for Research in Vocational Education. 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
Hong PK (2013): Stomach cancer diet education and screening awareness in East Asian American women. 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
Murphy MJO (2011): Down the Tube. New York Times, BR15.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Ni, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Pulk, Cate, 2013; Ni, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Pulk, Cate, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Petreanu et al., 2009)

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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