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
Ozbay, E., 2006. Plasmonics: merging photonics and electronics at nanoscale dimensions. Science 311, 189–193.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kiani, R., Shadlen, M.N., 2009. Representation of confidence associated with a decision by neurons in the parietal cortex. Science 324, 759–764.
A journal article with 3 authors
Roy, K., Hunt, G., Jablonski, D., 2009. Phylogenetic conservatism of extinctions in marine bivalves. Science 325, 733–737.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Donato, D.C., Fontaine, J.B., Campbell, J.L., Robinson, W.D., Kauffman, J.B., Law, B.E., 2006. Post-wildfire logging hinders regeneration and increases fire risk. Science 311, 352.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lovejoy, D.A., 2005. Neuroendocrinology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Gaudioso, V., 2010. Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight. Apress, Berkeley, CA.
A chapter in an edited book
Albini, A., Protti, S., 2016. Renewable Resources: From Refinery to Bio-refinery, in: Protti, S. (Ed.), Paradigms in Green Chemistry and Technology, SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 63–76.

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. You Should Really Be Nicer To Your Colleagues – Rude Behavior Is Contagious [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, 1991. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Medium Range System Components Do Not Fit (No. NSIAD-91-2). 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
Torres Garcia, A.C., 2015. The Impact of Health Insurance Coverage on the Use of Preventive Health Services and Healthy Behaviors: Evidence from Mexico’s Public Health Insurance Program “Seguro Popular” (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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., 2012. Gold to British in Jumpoff With Dutch. 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 (Ozbay, 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Kiani and Shadlen, 2009; Ozbay, 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Kiani and Shadlen, 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Donato et al., 2006)

About the journal

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

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