How to format your references using the Cerevisia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Cerevisia. 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
Fisman, R., 2014. Health care policy. Straining emergency rooms by expanding health insurance. Science 343, 252–253.
A journal article with 2 authors
Mesecar, A.D., Koshland, D.E., Jr, 2000. A new model for protein stereospecificity. Nature 403, 614–615.
A journal article with 3 authors
Philips, J.A., Rubin, E.J., Perrimon, N., 2005. Drosophila RNAi screen reveals CD36 family member required for mycobacterial infection. Science 309, 1251–1253.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wu, J., Boyle, E., Sunda, W., Wen, L.S., 2001. Soluble and colloidal iron in the oligotrophic North Atlantic and North Pacific. Science 293, 847–849.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Röpke, G., 2013. Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Lin, C.Y.-Y., 2014. National Intellectual Capital and the Financial Crisis in Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Thailand, SpringerBriefs in Economics. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Ringeisen, B.R., Othon, C.M., Wu, X., Krizman, D.B., Darfler, M.M., Anders, J.J., Wu, P.K., 2010. Biological Laser Printing (BioLP) for High Resolution Cell Deposition, in: Ringeisen, B.R., Spargo, B.J., Wu, Peter K. (Eds.), Cell and Organ Printing. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 81–93.

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 Cerevisia.

Blog post
Fang, J., 2015. Greater Sage-Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered. Can A Land-Use Plan Protect Them? [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 2014. Department of Homeland Security: Continued Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight and Coordination of Research and Development (No. GAO-14-813T). 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
Volkmer, J.E., 2010. The Cretaceous-Tertiary tectonic evolution of the Lhasa Terrane, Tibet (Doctoral dissertation). University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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
DAVID KELLY; David Kelly is an editor of The Book Review, 1990. “I CAN POP I CAN BREAK I CAN SLIDE AND JERK.” New York Times 744.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Fisman, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Fisman, 2014; Mesecar and Koshland, 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Mesecar and Koshland, 2000)
  • Three or more authors: (Wu et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleCerevisia
ISSN (print)1373-7163
ScopeFood Science
General Chemistry
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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