ZooKeys Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in ZooKeys style?

This is the Citationsy guide to ZooKeys 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 ZooKeys.

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How do you cite a book in the ZooKeys referencing style? (2023 Guide)

A book citation in ZooKeys 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 ZooKeys using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN (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:
ZooKeys 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 ZooKeys looks like this: (Angelou 1969)


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How to reference a journal article in the ZooKeys citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in ZooKeys format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the ZooKeys citation format.

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


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How to cite a website in a paper in ZooKeys style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in ZooKeys

Here’s an ZooKeys example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Available from: https://www.example.com (February 8, 2023).
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 from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (February 8, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video ZooKeys in 2023

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in ZooKeys

Here’s a ZooKeys citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (February 8, 2023).
So how to cite a video ZooKeys?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (February 8, 2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using ZooKeys referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in ZooKeys

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 ZooKeys.
Lastname F (2000) Title. Available from: http://www.example.com (February 8, 2023).
Podcast referencing example in ZooKeys using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (February 8, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in ZooKeys

An example song citation in ZooKeys.
Lastname F (2000) Album Song Title. Available from: http://www.example.com (February 8, 2023).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in ZooKeys:
The Beatles (1969) Abbey Road Here Comes the Sun. Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (February 8, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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