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
Kargel, J.S., 2006. Enceladus: cosmic gymnast, volatile miniworld. Science 311, 1389–1391.
A journal article with 2 authors
Norris, D.P., Grimes, D.T., 2012. Developmental biology. Cilia discern left from right. Science 338, 206–207.
A journal article with 3 authors
Betrouche, M., Maamache, M., Choi, J.R., 2013. Novel characteristics of energy spectrum for 3D Dirac oscillator analyzed via Lorentz covariant deformed algebra. Sci. Rep. 3, 3221.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Paul, A., Jha, A., Bhardwaj, S., Singh, S., Shankar, R., Kumar, S., 2014. RNA-seq-mediated transcriptome analysis of actively growing and winter dormant shoots identifies non-deciduous habit of evergreen tree tea during winters. Sci. Rep. 4, 5932.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smith, E.M., 2006. Advances in Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Stanković, S., 2016. Multimedia Signals and Systems: Basic and Advanced Algorithms for Signal Processing, 2nd ed. 2016. ed. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Palmerino, C.R., 2013. The Composition of Space, Time and Matter According to Isaac Newton and John Keill, in: Garber, D. (Ed.), The Mechanization of Natural Philosophy. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 117–142.

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
Andrew, E., 2015. Remote-Controlled Cyborg Cockroaches Could Save Lives [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, 2007. Information Technology: DHS’s Human Capital Plan Is Largely Consistent with Relevant Guidance, but Improvements and Implementation Steps Are Still Needed (No. GAO-07-425). 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
Valenzuela, B.D., 2013. Thirty-Year-Old Mulberry Field (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, 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
Wagner, J., 2017. DeGrom Bounces Back in Style, but Cespedes Exits With Soreness. New York Times B10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kargel, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Kargel, 2006; Norris and Grimes, 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Norris and Grimes, 2012)
  • Three or more authors: (Paul 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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