American Journal of Botany Referencing Guide

How do you cite a book in the American Journal of Botany referencing style?

Here’s an example citation using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N. 2000. Title. Edition. E. F. N. Editor Last Name [ed.],. Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling, J.K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the American Journal of Botany citation style?

Here’s an example citation using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Container Volume: pages Used. Available at: URL [Accessed December 17, 2018].
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann:
Petit, C., and J. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18: 161-172. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008 [Accessed December 17, 2018].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

Citing a website in American Journal of Botany reference style

Here’s an example citation using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Available at: https://www.example.com [Accessed December 17, 2018].
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 [Accessed December 17, 2018].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

How to cite a podcast using American Journal of Botany referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work. Here’s how to do it in American Journal of Botany.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title. Available at: http://www.example.com [Accessed December 17, 2018].
Podcast referencing example in American Journal of Botany using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. Available at: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women [Accessed December 17, 2018].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using American Journal of Botany referencing style?

An example song citation in American Journal of Botany.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title. Available at: http://www.example.com [Accessed December 17, 2018].
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 [Accessed December 17, 2018].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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