Scientific African Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Scientific African style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Scientific African citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Scientific African.

cite Scientific African  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Scientific African referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Did you know there are over 2.5 million book titles published in 2021. If you find yourself trying to cite a book in Scientific African, here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in Scientific African using placeholders:
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F.N. Last Name, Title, Edition, Publisher, City, 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Scientific African citation:
[1]
M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., Random House, New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Scientific African looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the Scientific African citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Scientific African format?

To cite a research paper or journal article following the Scientific African formatting guide, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Scientific African journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., Title, Container. Volume (2000) pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI.
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 in Scientific African:
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C. Petit, J. Sieffermann, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18 (2007) 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Scientific African style?

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in Scientific African? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an Scientific African example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed July 5, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed July 5, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Scientific African in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Scientific African, all you need it the following

Here’s a Scientific African citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed July 5, 2022).
So how to cite a video Scientific African?
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Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed July 5, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Scientific African referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Scientific African

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Scientific African.
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F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed July 5, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Scientific African using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed July 5, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Scientific African referencing style?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in Scientific African

An example song citation in Scientific African.
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F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed July 5, 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Scientific African:
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The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed July 5, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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