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
Anandan, J. Quantum mechanics. Putting a spin on the Aharonov-Bohm oscillations. Science 2002, 297, 1656–1657.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hayden, M.R.; Ling, V. Michael Smith (1932-2000). Nature 2000, 408, 786.
A journal article with 3 authors
Harmon, J.P.; Moran, N.A.; Ives, A.R. Species response to environmental change: impacts of food web interactions and evolution. Science 2009, 323, 1347–1350.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Foster, K.L.; Plastridge, R.A.; Bottenheim, J.W.; Shepson, P.B.; Finlayson-Pitts, B.J.; Spicer, C.W. The role of Br2 and BrCl in surface ozone destruction at polar sunrise. Science 2001, 291, 471–474.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Broome, J. Weighing Goods; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Oxford, UK, 2017; ISBN 9781119451266.
An edited book
Facing Trajectories from School to Work: Towards a Capability-Friendly Youth Policy in Europe; Otto, H.-U., Atzmüller, R., Berthet, T., Bifulco, L., Bonvin, J.-M., Chiappero-Martinetti, E., Egdell, V., Halleröd, B., Kjeldsen, C.C., Kwiek, M., Schröer, R., Vero, J., Zieleńska, M., Eds.; Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; Vol. 20; ISBN 9783319114354.
A chapter in an edited book
Dimaras, H.; Gallie, B.L. Genetics of Retinoblastoma and Genetic Counseling. In Retinoblastoma; Rodriguez-Galindo, C., Wilson, M.W., Eds.; Pediatric Oncology; Springer US: Boston, MA, 2010; pp. 41–54 ISBN 9780387890715.

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
Andrews, R. Controversial “Anti-Aging” Young Blood Injection Trial Demands $8,000 From Each Volunteer (accessed on Oct 30, 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 Analysis of Cost Estimates for the Space Shuttle and Two Alternate Programs; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1973;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Caprile, J.A. The geochemical influence of trace element concentrations from marine sedimentary bedrock on freshwater streams in the western Transverse Mountain Ranges. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, CA, 2016.

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
Sisario, B. Sprint Throws a Cash Lifeline to Struggling Tidal. New York Times 2017, B3.

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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