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
Weinert T (2007) Cell biology. What a cell should know (but may not). Science 315:1374–1375
A journal article with 2 authors
Gavrilets S, Losos JB (2009) Adaptive radiation: contrasting theory with data. Science 323:732–737
A journal article with 3 authors
Romero R, Dey SK, Fisher SJ (2014) Preterm labor: one syndrome, many causes. Science 345:760–765
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Kodambaka S, Tersoff J, Reuter MC, Ross FM (2007) Germanium nanowire growth below the eutectic temperature. Science 316:729–732

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Zhang S-L (2012) Raman Spectroscopy and its Application in Nanostructures. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Stenström P (ed) (2011) Transactions on High-Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers IV. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Cosottini M (2012) Nervi cranici. In: Cosottini M (ed) Anatomia RM dell’encefalo. Springer, Milano, pp 75–85

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) How Yersinia Pestis Evolved its Ability to Kill Millions via Pneumonic Plague. 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 (2013) Spectrum Management: Federal Relocation Costs and Auction Revenues. 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
Beasley CA (2010) Investigations of redox-labeled silica and gold nanoparticles in solution and as films on electrodes. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Pilon M (2013) A Different Way of Taking Off at J.F.K. New York Times D8

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weinert 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Weinert 2007; Gavrilets and Losos 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Gavrilets and Losos 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Kodambaka et al. 2007)

About the journal

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

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