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
Goldston, D., 2007. Climate of opportunity. Nature 445, 248.
A journal article with 2 authors
Cai, W.-J., Dai, M., 2004. Comment on “Enhanced open ocean storage of CO2 from shelf sea pumping.” Science 306, 1477; author reply 1477.
A journal article with 3 authors
Terry, L.J., Shows, E.B., Wente, S.R., 2007. Crossing the nuclear envelope: hierarchical regulation of nucleocytoplasmic transport. Science 318, 1412–1416.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Foster, K.L., Plastridge, R.A., Bottenheim, J.W., Shepson, P.B., Finlayson-Pitts, B.J., Spicer, C.W., 2001. The role of Br2 and BrCl in surface ozone destruction at polar sunrise. Science 291, 471–474.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Freeman, R.L., 2002. Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Thomsen, M.R., Tamke, M., Gengnagel, C., Faircloth, B., Scheurer, F. (Eds.), 2015. Modelling Behaviour: Design Modelling Symposium 2015. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Schwartz, B.J., Blackmore, M.A., Wetzler, S., Chung, H., 2014. Psychiatrist’s Changing Role in a Reformed Delivery System: Adding Value in Accountable Care Organizations, in: Summergrad, P., Kathol, R.G. (Eds.), Integrated Care in Psychiatry: Redefining the Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Medical Setting. Springer, New York, NY, pp. 69–85.

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
Carpineti, A., 2017. New Planetary Model Suggests More Gas Giant Planets Are Yet To Be Found [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, 1973. Program Administration at the Atterbury Job Corps Center in Indiana (No. B-130515). 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
Lin, Y.-S., 2009. Virtuoso piano transcriptions of Stephen Hough and Marc-André Hamelin: Lisztian tradition in the twenty-first century (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
Billard, M., 2010. Just for You, Sarah Jessica, but .. New York Times E5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Goldston, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Cai and Dai, 2004; Goldston, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Cai and Dai, 2004)
  • Three or more authors: (Foster 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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