How to format your references using the Biomass and Bioenergy citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Biomass and Bioenergy. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
M. Högbom, Nitrogenase Mechanism. A dynamic tool for nitrogen reduction, Science. 345 (2014) 1568.
A journal article with 2 authors
Y. Hoffman, Y. Pilpel, Gene expression. MicroRNAs silence the noisy genome, Science. 348 (2015) 41–42.
A journal article with 3 authors
J. Bland-Hawthorn, A. Harwit, M. Harwit, Astronomy. Laser telemetry from space, Science. 297 (2002) 523.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J.O. Vik, N.C. Stenseth, G. Tavecchia, A. Mysterud, O.C. Lingjaerde, Ecology: living in synchrony on Greenland coasts?, Nature. 427 (2004) 697–8; discussion 698.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
D.H. Richter, Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2017.
An edited book
K. Soetaert, Solving Differential Equations in R, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
R. Klein, S. Vater, E. Paeschke, D. Ruprecht, Multiple scales methods in meteorology, in: H. Steinrück (Ed.), Asymptotic Methods in Fluid Mechanics: Survey and Recent Advances, Springer, Vienna, 2011: pp. 127–196.

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 Biomass and Bioenergy.

Blog post
T. Hale, The Gender Gap Of Alcohol Consumption Has Almost Disappeared, IFLScience. (2016). (accessed October 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, Major Science and Technology Issues, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1981.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
D.D. Short, Assessing effectiveness and economic efficiency in California Community College transfer advising, Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University, 2009.

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
J.C. McKINLEY Jr, Top Judge Goes Where Flaws Are Acute to Address State of Courts, New York Times. (2017) A20.

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 titleBiomass and Bioenergy
AbbreviationBiomass Bioenergy
ISSN (print)0961-9534
ScopeAgronomy and Crop Science
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Waste Management and Disposal

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