How to format your references using the Chemosensory Perception citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Chemosensory Perception. 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
Roberts JW (2010) Molecular biology. Syntheses that stay together. Science 328:436–437
A journal article with 2 authors
Vanag VK, Epstein IR (2001) Inwardly rotating spiral waves in a reaction-diffusion system. Science 294:835–837
A journal article with 3 authors
Hinrichs K-U, Hmelo LR, Sylva SP (2003) Molecular fossil record of elevated methane levels in late Pleistocene coastal waters. Science 299:1214–1217
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Gerber S, Comellas-Bigler M, Goetz BA, Locher KP (2008) Structural basis of trans-inhibition in a molybdate/tungstate ABC transporter. Science 321:246–250

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Morocco CC, Aguilar CM, Bershad C, et al (2008) Supported Literacy for Adolescents. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, USA
An edited book
Zhong Z (ed) (2013) Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Engineering and Applications (IEA) 2012: Volume 5. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Berkowitz S (2006) Facial and Palatal Growth. In: Berkowitz S (ed) Cleft Lip and Palate. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 23–34

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 Chemosensory Perception.

Blog post
Andrew E (2015) MRI Could Help Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1999) Teacher Training: Over $1.5 Billion Federal Funds Invested in Many Programs. 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
Wicks CF (2017) The Self-Concept of Students in Remediation in a Rural Community College in Mississippi. Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University

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
Kishkovsky S (2005) Bomb Near a Police Vehicle Kills 13 in North Chechnya. New York Times A4

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Roberts 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Vanag and Epstein 2001; Roberts 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Vanag and Epstein 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Gerber et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleChemosensory Perception
AbbreviationChemosens. Percept.
ISSN (print)1936-5802
ISSN (online)1936-5810
ScopeCellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Sensory Systems

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