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
Lal, R., 2004. Soil carbon sequestration impacts on global climate change and food security. Science 304, 1623–1627.
A journal article with 2 authors
Sanchez, A., Golding, I., 2013. Genetic determinants and cellular constraints in noisy gene expression. Science 342, 1188–1193.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wade, J.T., Hall, D.B., Struhl, K., 2004. The transcription factor Ifh1 is a key regulator of yeast ribosomal protein genes. Nature 432, 1054–1058.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Xiang, X., Qiao, L., Xiao, H.Y., Gao, F., Zu, X.T., Li, S., Zhou, W.L., 2014. Effects of surface defects on two-dimensional electron gas at NdAlO3/SrTiO3 interface. Sci. Rep. 4, 5477.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Agung, I.G.N., 2011. Cross Section and Experimental Data Analysis Using Eviews. John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore.
An edited book
Griebel, M., 2007. Numerical Simulation in Molecular Dynamics: Numerics, Algorithms, Parallelization, Applications, Texts in Computational Science and Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Lim, E.H.Y., Lee, R.S.T., 2007. iJADE InfoSeeker: On Using Intelligent Context-Aware Agents for Retrieving and Analyzing Chinese Web Articles, in: Lee, R.S.T., Loia, V. (Eds.), Computational Intelligence for Agent-Based Systems, Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 127–153.

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
Andrews, R., 2017. Scientists Just Replicated The Infamous Milgram Experiment [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, 1993. Electronic Signature Prototype System (No. AFMD-93-44R). 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
Skutt, S., 2017. Midlife Metamorphosis: Archetypal Imaginal Psychology in Midlife Rite of Passage (Doctoral dissertation). Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

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
Vecsey, G., 2011. Armstrong Can’t Break Away From Doping Charges. New York Times B14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lal, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Lal, 2004; Sanchez and Golding, 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Sanchez and Golding, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Xiang et al., 2014)

About the journal

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

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