How to format your references using the Beverages citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Beverages. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Butler, D. French Lab Seeks Recipe for Success. Nature 2000, 407, 551.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kriaucionis, S.; Heintz, N. The Nuclear DNA Base 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine Is Present in Purkinje Neurons and the Brain. Science 2009, 324, 929–930.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sidi, S.; Friedrich, R.W.; Nicolson, T. NompC TRP Channel Required for Vertebrate Sensory Hair Cell Mechanotransduction. Science 2003, 301, 96–99.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Sakamoto, T.; Webb, M.R.; Forgacs, E.; White, H.D.; Sellers, J.R. Direct Observation of the Mechanochemical Coupling in Myosin Va during Processive Movement. Nature 2008, 455, 128–132.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Hopp, V. Grundlagen Der Life Sciences; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, FRG, 2000; ISBN 9783527603251.
An edited book
Knowledge Discovery in Inductive Databases: Third International Workshop, KDID 2004, Pisa, Italy, September 20, 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers; Goethals, B., Siebes, A., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005; Vol. 3377; ISBN 9783540250821.
A chapter in an edited book
Pequeno, V.; Galhardas, H.; Vidal, V.M.P. Using Complex Correspondences for Integrating Relational Data Sources. In Enterprise Information Systems: 16th International Conference, ICEIS 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, April 27-30, 2014, Revised Selected Papers; Cordeiro, J., Hammoudi, S., Maciaszek, L., Camp, O., Filipe, J., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; pp. 57–74 ISBN 9783319223476.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Beverages.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. Space Junk Will Crash Into Indian Ocean In November Available online: (accessed on 30 October 2018).


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office Energy Research: Recovery of Federal Investment in Technology Development Projects; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1996;

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Tubbs, M.A. The Use of Hand-Constructed Graphs in Microcomputer-Based Laboratories for Kinematics Instruction. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, CA, 2014.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Malkin, E.; Minder, R. A Former Mexican Governor Is Arrested, but Not by His Own Country. New York Times 2016, A4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleBeverages
ISSN (online)2306-5710

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