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
Piattelli-Palmarini M (2002) Grammar: the barest essentials. Nature 416:129
A journal article with 2 authors
Downing AL, Leibold MA (2002) Ecosystem consequences of species richness and composition in pond food webs. Nature 416:837–841
A journal article with 3 authors
Marhas KK, Goswami JN, Davis AM (2002) Short-lived nuclides in hibonite grains from Murchison: evidence for solar system evolution. Science 298:2182–2185
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Georg RB, Halliday AN, Schauble EA, Reynolds BC (2007) Silicon in the Earth’s core. Nature 447:1102–1106

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Karamalidis AK, Dzombak DA (2010) Surface Complexation Modeling. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Clarkson J, Langdon P, Robinson P (eds) (2006) Designing Accessible Technology. Springer, London
A chapter in an edited book
Dam HH, Rojanavasu P, Abbass HA, Lokan C (2008) Distributed Learning Classifier Systems. In: Bull L, Bernadó-Mansilla E, Holmes J (eds) Learning Classifier Systems in Data Mining. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 69–91

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
Fang J (2014) Report: How Climate Change Impacts America. 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 (2000) Information Technology Investment Management: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Process Maturity (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by GAO-04-394G). 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
Mani V (2011) Empirical study of link between operations and financial performance for retailers. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Conte L (2011) Scouting Report. 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 (Piattelli-Palmarini 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Piattelli-Palmarini 2002; Downing and Leibold 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Downing and Leibold 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Georg et al. 2007)

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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