The Plant Genome Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in The Plant Genome style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Plant Genome 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 Genome.

cite The Plant Genome  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the The Plant Genome 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 The Plant Genome, here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in The Plant Genome 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 Genome 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 Genome looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

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

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in The Plant Genome, follow these easy steps

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

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

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

Here’s an The Plant Genome example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. https://www.example.com (accessed October 2, 2022).
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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed October 2, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video The Plant Genome in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in The Plant Genome? Here’s how

Here’s a The Plant Genome citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed October 2, 2022).
So how to cite a video The Plant Genome?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed October 2, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using The Plant Genome referencing style

Citing a podcast in The Plant Genome is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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 Genome.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title
Podcast referencing example in The Plant Genome 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 Genome 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 The Plant Genome

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


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