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Tricky Life Sciences Citations: Citation Examples

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Below are examples of life sciences citations in their abbreviated and full forms. Test your knowledge of citations by trying to decipher the abbreviation before checking the full form! Citations 7-9 are taken from a highly regarded taxonomic book published in 2011.

Examples

1. Deutsche entomol. Zeit.

Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift

2. Versamml. d. deutschen naturf. und ärzte (Göttingen)

 Versammlung der deutschen Naturforschung und Ärzte (Göttingen)

3. Arch Ver d freunde d naturgesch Mecklenburg

Archiv Verein der Freunde der Naturgeschichte in Mecklenburg

4. Mitt. d. Gesell. f. Tierpsych.

Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Tierpsychologie

5. Arch. Anat. Physiol. Med. Wissen.

Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie, und wissenchaftliche Medicin (AKA Müller’s Archiv, after the first editor

6. Beih Bot Zbl

 Beiheft zur/zum Botanische Zentralblatt/Centrablatt (you will find it cited as both zur and zum; Zentralblatt and Centralblatt)

7. Brandt, K. 1897. Die Fauna der Ostsee, in besondere die der Kieler Bucht. Verh. Deutsch Zool. Gesellschafit. (1897):10-34.

Verhandlungen der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft (note misspelling in last word)

8. Reitter, E. 1875. “Revision der europaischen Cryptophagiden”. Deutsche Entomol. Zeit. 3:1-86.

Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift

9. Müller, G. 1927. About Gordiaceans. Z Morphol Oekol Tiere. 7:134-219.

Zeitschrift für Morphologie und Ökologie der Tiere

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