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
Weir, K., 2015. Microbiology: Inflammatory evidence. Nature 528, S130-1.
A journal article with 2 authors
van der Marel, D., Sawatzky, G.A., 2014. Physics. An optical twist for triplet superconductors. Science 345, 138–139.
A journal article with 3 authors
Berger, J., Swenson, J.E., Persson, I.L., 2001. Recolonizing carnivores and naïve prey: conservation lessons from Pleistocene extinctions. Science 291, 1036–1039.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zohar, Y.C., Yochelis, S., Dahmen, K.A., Jung, G., Paltiel, Y., 2013. Controlling avalanche criticality in 2D nano arrays. Sci. Rep. 3, 1845.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Turner, J.E., Downing, D.J., Bogard, J.S., 2012. Statistical Methods in Radiation Physics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Cavallucci, D., Guio, R. de, Cascini, G. (Eds.), 2011. Building Innovation Pipelines through Computer-Aided Innovation: 4th IFIP WG 5.4 Working Conference, CAI 2011, Strasbourg, France, June 30 – July 1, 2011. Proceedings, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Tsay, Y.-K., Wang, B.-Y., 2008. Automated Compositional Reasoning of Intuitionistically Closed Regular Properties, in: Ibarra, O.H., Ravikumar, B. (Eds.), Implementation and Applications of Automata: 13th International Conference, CIAA 2008, San Francisco, California, USA, July 21-24, 2008. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 36–45.

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
Hamilton, K., 2016. Superbugs Evolve In Waste Water, And Could End Up In Our Food [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, 1995. Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers: Flexible Approach to Approving Demonstrations Could Increase Federal Costs (No. HEHS-96-44). 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
Yoon, J., 2012. Jan Radzynski’s Canto (1981): An Introductory View of Its Genre, Style, and Form, with Suggestions for Performance (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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
Kelly, S., 1992. There’s Nothing Like a Dame. New York Times 729.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Weir, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (van der Marel and Sawatzky, 2014; Weir, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (van der Marel and Sawatzky, 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Zohar et al., 2013)

About the journal

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

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