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
Rauchway E (2009) Recession Watch: Work for the greater good. Nature 457:959–960
A journal article with 2 authors
Serebrov V, Pyle AM (2004) Periodic cycles of RNA unwinding and pausing by hepatitis C virus NS3 helicase. Nature 430:476–480
A journal article with 3 authors
Bartels A, Heinecke D, Diddams SA (2009) 10-GHz self-referenced optical frequency comb. Science 326:681
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Rosas-Ballina M, Olofsson PS, Ochani M, et al (2011) Acetylcholine-synthesizing T cells relay neural signals in a vagus nerve circuit. Science 334:98–101

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hoy J (2015) Forensic Radio Survey Techniques for Cell Site Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Daelemans W, Goethals B, Morik K (eds) (2008) Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: European Conference, ECML PKDD 2008, Antwerp, Belgium, September 15-19, 2008, Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Ryan T (2013) Aquinas on Shame: A Contemporary Interchange. In: Mooney TB, Nowacki M (eds) Aquinas, Education and the East. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 73–100

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
Andrew E (2015) Study Concludes Autism Can Be Largely Explained By Genetics. 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 (1998) Technology Transfer: Administration of the Bayh-Dole Act by Research Universities. 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
Wilbur LJ (2017) Perceptions of Missouri Public School Early Childhood Teachers and Administrators in Regard to Technology and Current Practices. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University

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
Protess B, Davis JH (2017) Trump Vows Cuts in Wall St. Rules From Obama Era. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Rauchway 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Serebrov and Pyle 2004; Rauchway 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Serebrov and Pyle 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Rosas-Ballina et al. 2011)

About the journal

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

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