Zootaxa Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Zootaxa style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Zootaxa 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 Zootaxa.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Zootaxa

Here’s an example book citation in Zootaxa 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:
Zootaxa 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 Zootaxa looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Zootaxa format?

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

Here’s a Zootaxa journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F. & Author3 LastnameA.F. (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 Zootaxa:
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 & Sieffermann 2007)

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

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Zootaxa is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Zootaxa example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F. & Author2 LastnameA.F. (2000) Title. . Available from: https://www.example.com (May 27, 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. . Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (May 27, 2022)
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Zootaxa in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in Zootaxa

Here’s a Zootaxa citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (May 27, 2022)
So how to cite a video Zootaxa?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (May 27, 2022)
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Zootaxa referencing style

Citing a podcast in Zootaxa 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 Zootaxa.
Lastname, F. (2000) Title. .
Podcast referencing example in Zootaxa 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 Zootaxa referencing style?

Did you know that Bob Dylan has written well over 500 different songs? Here’s how to cite any song in Zootaxa

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


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