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How to cite papers published in AoB PLANTS

AoB PLANTS offers rapid online-only, open access publication. Within days of their acceptance, individual articles are published online in an ‘accepted manuscript version’. A final copy-edited ‘version of record’ is then published after the proof has been approved by the author[s].

Accepted manuscript versions establish an official first publication date. An ‘accepted manuscript version’ should be cited by DOI and publication date as follows:

  • Kesari V, Rangan L. Coordinated changes in storage proteins during development and germination of elite seeds of Pongamia pinnata, a versatile biodiesel legume.
    AoB PLANTS First published online September 19, 2011, doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plr026

After publication as a final ‘version of record’, the article should be cited by volume, article number and DOI as follows:

  • Kesari V, Rangan L. 2011. Coordinated changes in storage proteins during development and germination of elite seeds of Pongamia pinnata, a versatile biodiesel legume. AoB PLANTS 2011: plr026; doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plr026

The appropriate citation style is displayed on the first page of every article published in AoB PLANTS.