How to Reference Petiole Mobile Application in Scientific Research

Recently we got a question from the customer how to reference Petiole mobile application in his dissertation. In brief, he is a researcher in agriculture science and needs to quote Petiole as an instrument of leaf area measurement.

Existing quotes for Petiole mobile application

Firstly, we must say that Petiole mobile application is already featured by two scientific articles:

  1. Hrytsak, L. R., Herts, A. I., Nuzhyna, N. V., Cryk, M. M., Shevchenko, V. V., & Drobyk, N. M. (2018).The influence of light regime on the growth data and pigment composition of the plant Gentiana lutea cultured in vitro.Regulatory Mechanisms in Biosystems, 9(2), 258-266
  2. Polunina O. V., Maiboroda V. P., Seleznov A. Y..Evaluation Methods Of Estimation Of Young Apple Trees Leaf Area.Bulletin of Uman National University of Horticulture, 2018(2), 80-83.
    UDK: 303.22: 581.45: 634.11: 634.1.03
Petiole mobile application has been already referenced in two international scientific journals
Petiole mobile application has been already referenced in two international scientific journals

However, in both of these articles, the quotation of Petiole is indirect. As a result, the question about how to cite mobile application Petiole in a scientific article is still relevant.

That is why, we tried to find answers in the Oxford Referencing Style and Harvard Reference Guide.

But finally, we found a suggestion that is definitely useful for our case. In fact, it is published in requirements to formatting of articles at the American Psychology Association.

The correct Reference of Petiole in your research

According to the mentioned idea, you can reference Petiole mobile application in the following manner: 

Rightsholder, A. A. (year). Title of Software or Program (Version number) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx

In other words, returning to our case of Petiole. If you made leaf area measurements with this mobile application, then, of course, you need to quote the use of it in your scientific research. In particular, you can make this reference like:

Petiole LTD (2019) Petiole – Petiole Leaf Area Meter (Version 2.0.1)  [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from

Indeed we believe this method is correct. Moreover, we hope it will be relevant to your research. At the same time, if you have any questions related to reference Petiole mobile application in your work or any other issues, please, let us know. Surely, we will be glad to help.

By Mary Kuzmenko

CEO Petiole
Growing plants and ideas

One reply on “How to Reference Petiole Mobile Application in Scientific Research”

Hello Mary,

Would you be so kind as to inform what is the accuracy of Petiole when assessing leaf area? I used it in my research and now need it for publication. If you are serious to promote your app in science, you should claim the accuracy and do a comparative analysis either with other applications or with classical scanners.

I am looking forward to receiving your answer:

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