The Plant Cell Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in The Plant Cell style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Plant Cell 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 The Plant Cell.

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How do you cite a book in the The Plant Cell referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in The Plant Cell always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

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

How to reference a journal article in the The Plant Cell citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in The Plant Cell format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in The Plant Cell

Here’s a The Plant Cell journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author3 LastnameA.F. (2000). Title. Container Volume: pages Used.
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 The Plant Cell:
Petit, C. and Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18: 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in The Plant Cell style?

When listing Internet sources in your References or Works Cited, the most important thing to remember is that your goal is to make it easy for a reader to check and consult your sources. Here’s how to cite a website in The Plant Cell

Here’s an The Plant Cell example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author2 LastnameA.F. (2000). Title.
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.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video The Plant Cell in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in The Plant Cell

Here’s a The Plant Cell citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000). Title. YouTube.
So how to cite a video The Plant Cell?
Pixar (2015). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using The Plant Cell referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in The Plant Cell, this is what you’ll need

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 The Plant Cell.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title.
Podcast referencing example in The Plant Cell using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018). 640: Five Women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using The Plant Cell referencing style?

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in The Plant Cell. This is all you need

An example song citation in The Plant Cell.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in The Plant Cell:
The Beatles (1969). Here Comes the Sun.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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