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
Hassan M (2008) Beijing 1987: China’s coming-out party. Nature 455:598–599
A journal article with 2 authors
Waterhouse PM, Fusaro AF (2006) Plant science. Viruses face a double defense by plant small RNAs. Science 313:54–55
A journal article with 3 authors
Obayashi M, Yoshimitsu J, Fukao Y (2009) Tearing of stagnant slab. Science 324:1173–1175
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Wang Z, Ying P, Li P, et al (2013) Switching suppression and enhancement of fluorescence and six-wave mixing by phase modulation. Sci Rep 3:3417

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
O’Neil PV (2008) Beginning Partial Differential Equations. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Baronti M (2016) Calculus Problems. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Lutu PEN (2014) Progressive Usage of Business and Spatial Intelligence for Decision Support in the Delivery of Educational Services in Developing Countries. In: Osei-Bryson K-M, Mansingh G, Rao L (eds) Knowledge Management for Development: Domains, Strategies and Technologies for Developing Countries. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp 71–91

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
O`Callaghan J (2015) Scientists Develop Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt In The Heat. 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 (2011) Rail Transit: FTA Programs Are Helping Address Transit Agencies’ Safety Challenges, but Improved Performance Goals and Measures Could Better Focus Efforts. 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
Hall S (2011) The use of art therapy to address psychosocial stress among men living with HIV: A grant proposal project. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Vecsey G (2010) Pioneers Continue To Shepherd Women’s Basketball. New York Times B14

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hassan 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Waterhouse and Fusaro 2006; Hassan 2008).

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

  • Two authors: (Waterhouse and Fusaro 2006)
  • Three or more authors: (Wang et al. 2013)

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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