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
Orgel LE (2004) Molecular biology. Retrospective: Francis Crick (1916-2004). Science 305:1118
A journal article with 2 authors
Lyerly AD, Faden RR (2007) Embryonic stem cells. Willingness to donate frozen embryos for stem cell research. Science 317:46–47
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhang G, Liu C, Fan S (2013) Directly measuring of thermal pulse transfer in one-dimensional highly aligned carbon nanotubes. Sci Rep 3:2549
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Pei Z, Shi G, Kondo S, et al (2013) Adenovirus vectors lacking virus-associated RNA expression enhance shRNA activity to suppress hepatitis C virus replication. Sci Rep 3:3575

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bi J (2015) Sensory Discrimination Tests and Measurements. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Wang L (ed) (2009) Advances in Transport Phenomena: 2009. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Tulyakov S, Farooq F, Govindaraju V (2005) Symmetric Hash Functions for Fingerprint Minutiae. In: Singh S, Singh M, Apte C, Perner P (eds) Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis: Third International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition, ICAPR 2005, Bath, UK, August 22-25, 2005, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 30–38

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) Astronomers Spot Oldest Known Planetary System In The Galaxy. 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 (2005) Highlights of an Expert Panel: The Benefits and Costs of Highway and Transit Investments. 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
Kinney CE (2009) Realtime controller tuning for periodic disturbance rejection with application to active noise control. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego

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
Rosenbloom S, Billard M (2010) A Night to Ring Up Some Good Will. New York Times E8

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Orgel 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Orgel 2004; Lyerly and Faden 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Lyerly and Faden 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Pei et al. 2013)

About the journal

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

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