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
Renner, S.S. Evolution. Living Fossil Younger than Thought. Science 2011, 334, 766–767.
A journal article with 2 authors
Lucić, V.; Baumeister, W. Neuroscience. Monte Carlo Places Strong Odds on Ectopic Release. Science 2005, 309, 387–388.
A journal article with 3 authors
Coulthard, G.; Erb, W.; Aggarwal, V.K. Stereocontrolled Organocatalytic Synthesis of Prostaglandin PGF2α in Seven Steps. Nature 2012, 489, 278–281.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Yen, L.; Svendsen, J.; Lee, J.-S.; Gray, J.T.; Magnier, M.; Baba, T.; D’Amato, R.J.; Mulligan, R.C. Exogenous Control of Mammalian Gene Expression through Modulation of RNA Self-Cleavage. Nature 2004, 431, 471–476.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Thériault, M.; Rosiers, F.D. Modeling Urban Dynamics; John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ, 2011; ISBN 9781118558041.
An edited book
Transactions on Computational Science XXII; Gavrilova, M.L., Tan, C.J.K., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2014; Vol. 8360; ISBN 9783642542114.
A chapter in an edited book
Greenberg, I.; Xu, D.; Kumar, D. Creating Across Time and Curved Space. In Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2; Xu, D., Kumar, D., Eds.; Apress: Berkeley, CA, 2013; pp. 107–147 ISBN 9781430244646.

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
Luntz, S. Florida Bans Employees From Mentioning Climate Change 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 Recent Development in Science and Technology: Progress and Concerns; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1976;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Krutsinger, R. Evaluation of Grassland Restoration Success in Illinois Using Indicators of Ecosystem Function. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University: Edwardsville, IL, 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
Bogdanich, W. The Sheriff’s War. New York Times 2017, A1.

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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