How to format your references using the Bioresources and Bioprocessing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bioresources and Bioprocessing. 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
Paz JP (2003) Computer science. Randomness in quantum computation. Science 302:2076–2077
A journal article with 2 authors
Steele EJ, Blanden RV (2000) Lamarck and antibody genes. Science 288:2318d–9d
A journal article with 3 authors
Jan CH, Williams CC, Weissman JS (2015) LOCAL TRANSLATION. Response to Comment on “Principles of ER cotranslational translocation revealed by proximity-specific ribosome profiling.” Science 348:1217
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Gupta P, Dongare PD, Grover S, et al (2014) A facile process for soak-and-peel delamination of CVD graphene from substrates using water. Sci Rep 4:3882

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bragg SM (2010) Running an Effective Investor Relations Department. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Du K-L (2014) Neural Networks and Statistical Learning. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Mallikarjuna N, Coyne C, Cho S, et al (2011) Cicer. In: Kole C (ed) Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources: Legume Crops and Forages. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 63–82

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 Bioresources and Bioprocessing.

Blog post
Luntz S (2014) Scientific Denial Caused By Unpalatable Solutions. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1990) Information Resources: Problems Persist in Justice’s ADP Management and Operations. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hill JA (2012) Classical three-body systems and the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theorem. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Greenhouse L (2006) Court Veteran Remembers A Scary Start. New York Times A31

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Paz 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Steele and Blanden 2000; Paz 2003).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Steele and Blanden 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Gupta et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleBioresources and Bioprocessing
AbbreviationBioresour. Bioprocess.
ISSN (online)2197-4365

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